Experienced Assistance With Spousal Support, Maintenance And Alimony
Often there exist obstacles to filing for divorce that stem from the economic disadvantage of one of the spouses. Setting up a separate household may be financially impossible during the divorce process. An unemployed parent who stays at home with a young child may find herself held hostage and powerless to file for divorce for fear that she lose all financial means of support.
The court may in appropriate circumstances award maintenance or spousal support during the pendency of a divorce action (temporary maintenance) or award maintenance as part of the final order in the case. The court may order maintenance if it finds that the spouse seeking maintenance lacks sufficient property to provide for his/her reasonable needs and is unable to support himself/herself through appropriate employment or is the custodian of child under circumstances that it would be appropriate for the custodian not to seek employment outside of the home.
The Court will also consider the financial resources of the party seeking maintenance, the time necessary to acquire sufficient education or training to enable the party seeking maintenance to find appropriate employment, the standard of living during the marriage, the duration of the marriage, the age, and physical and emotional condition of the spouse seeking maintenance, and the ability of the other spouse to meet his/her needs while meeting the needs of the spouse seeking maintenance.
We will help you level the financial playing field by evaluating your entitlement to reasonable maintenance and obtaining the maximum award for you.