Alimony & Spousal Maintenance Attorney in St. Louis

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Missouri Maintenance Attorneys

Helping Divorcing Couples Determine Spousal Maintenance

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 lawyer in our St. Louis, Missouri law office, call us at 636-530-9199, or contact us online.

Spousal Support – What Factors Are Considered?

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
  • View 452.335 Revised Statutes of Missouri

As divorce attorneys, we know how important it is to examine all aspects of a maintenance case. Many factors can complicate a case – whether the couple has children, the efforts of the receiving spouse to become financially self-supporting, and more. We work closely with our client to determine a plan that will meet his/her needs.

Other Divorce Services

We understand that your divorce needs will extend beyond maintenance issues. Our attorneys provide comprehensive divorce-related services, including the high asset divorce, marital property division, enforcements and modifications, and more.

To meet with a divorce lawyer in the St. Louis area, please call us at 636-530-9199, or contact us online.

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