Chesterfield Spousal Maintenance Lawyers
Assisting Clients with Alimony & Maintenance Issues in Missouri
Besides dealing with the emotional toll of a divorce, many individuals suddenly find themselves without the financial security experienced during marriage. Spousal maintenance, or alimony, is money paid from one spouse to another following divorce. It is intended to provide the receiving spouse with enough money to meet their reasonable needs.
At The Roberts Law Firm, P.C., we work with couples to determine a fair financial path following divorce. To meet with a Chesterfield spousal maintenance lawyer at our office, reach out to our team today and request a consultation.
Call us at (636) 590-4864 or contact us online.
What Factors Are Considered when Determining Spousal Maintenance?
Maintenance, which used to be known as “alimony,” is an important divorce-related issue because it affects both parties. It is generally tax deductible by the paying spouse and taxable income to the receiving spouse. In the state of Missouri, the courts consider many factors when determining spousal support.
Those factors may be found at 452.335 Revised Statutes of Missouri. They include the following:
- The length of the marriage
- The income of each spouse
- The health of each spouse
- The conduct of each spouse during the marriage
- The financial need of the receiving spouse
- The length of time needed for the receiving spouse to become financially independent
- The “imputing income” of each spouse (or earning capacity)
- Which parent has custody, if children are involved
As divorce attorneys, we know how important it is to examine all aspects of a maintenance case. Many factors can complicate a case, including whether the couple has children, the efforts of the receiving spouse to become financially self-supporting, and more. We work closely with our clients to determine plans that meet their needs.
Contact The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. Today
We understand that your divorce needs will extend beyond maintenance issues. Our attorneys provide comprehensive divorce-related services, including high net-worth divorce representation, marital property division, enforcements and modifications, and more. We serve clients in Chesterfield, St. Louis, and throughout Missouri.
To meet with one of our Chesterfield spousal maintenance lawyers, please call us at (636) 590-4864, or contact us online.