At ARTEMiS Law Firm, we know divorce takes a toll on your entire family and creates uncertainty as you move into your new future. In a perfect world, splitting up assets and establishing financial support would be easy, but that is rarely the case. That’s why it’s important to have someone you can trust on your side. Whether you are seeking spousal maintenance in Arizona or are being asked to provide it, our attorneys can help your family reach an agreement that is fair and equitable.
Disclaimer: Please note that this article is not intended to be legal advice. You should always talk to an attorney who is skilled at family law, specifically divorce, about your unique situation.
The basics of Arizona spousal maintenance laws
In Arizona, alimony or spousal support is referred to as “spousal maintenance.”
If you or your spouse can’t adequately support yourself after a divorce, one of you could be ordered to provide financial support to the other for an established amount of time.
If you are the one receiving spousal maintenance, this is meant to give you time to find employment or seek the education or training needed to do so.
How is spousal maintenance calculated in Arizona?
To determine spousal maintenance amounts, the court will consider several important factors (A.R.S. §25-319). These include:
– Length of the marriage
– Each spouse’s contribution to the marriage
– Standard of living during the marriage
– Age, employment history, and earning ability of the person seeking maintenance
– Ability of each spouse to contribute to the future educational costs of shared children
– Health insurance needs and costs
Please note this is just an overview of some of the factors the court will consider. It is best to consult with one of our attorneys regarding your personal situation.
How we help at ARTEMiS Law Firm
Divorce is difficult for everyone involved. Whether you are seeking spousal maintenance or being asked to provide it, we are dedicated to providing the support your family needs during this transition.
We are able to help with all aspects of spousal maintenance in Arizona, including:
– Negotiating the terms of a spousal maintenance agreement
– Calculating a reasonable amount to be paid
– Preparing you for a court hearing if you’re involved in a contentious case that has not been resolved with mediation
– Making changes to an existing court order
– Enforcing all aspects of spousal maintenance orders under Arizona laws
Please note that if you have special needs children, the process will require a thoughtful approach. Our attorneys are also highly-skilled in this area of family law and available to help you manage the needs for your special needs children, now and in the future.
Why we’re different
At ARTEMiS Law Firm, we give your case the attention it deserves. With that in mind, we cap the number of divorce clients we’ll accept at one time and pair you with the most appropriate attorney for your case. This helps us guarantee that our team will be there for you every step of the way.
We also take special care to keep our fees to a minimum, using mediation and other approaches in good faith when possible.
Divorce is often considered one of the most stressful life events you can face. Let us help you through this difficult time. Get in touch with ARTEMiS Law Firm today for more information about spousal maintenance in Arizona.Contact Us