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Qualifying for Spousal Support

Do You Qualify for Spousal Support?

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When a couple divorces or legally separates, one spouse may be eligible for financial support (also called maintenance) from the other spouse. Depending on the situation, this can include short or long-term payments, as well as lump sums. The purpose of spousal support is to enable a dependent spouse to maintain the standard of living that was established during the marriage. A spouse is awarded maintenance if they lack sufficient income to provide for their needs.

Various factors are taken into consideration by the court as to whether or not maintenance will be granted, including:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The age and health of the spouses
  • The standard of living maintained during the marriage
  • Each spouse's income and property
  • Each spouse's future earning potential
  • The ability of the dependent spouse to become self-supporting
  • Whether or not the couple has dependent children
  • Tax obligations
  • Any contributions made by a spouse to the other spouse's career
  • Any other factors as determined by the court

Maintenance orders are issued by the court as part of the final divorce judgment. If you are planning to divorce, contact an attorney to find out if you qualify for spousal support. A skilled lawyer can review your financial situation and discuss the amount of maintenance you can expect.

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Wisselman, Harounian & Associates is a well-known and respected divorce firm that has successfully helped many clients seeking a divorce obtain financial support from their spouse. Our attorneys have the necessary resources and practical experience to meet the legal needs of our clients. We take the time to listen to our clients’ stories and personal circumstances to ensure that the customized strategies we build achieve their individual objectives. We will take whatever legal steps are necessary to help you achieve your maintenance goals.

Contact Wisselman, Harounian & Associates to discuss your case during a free consultation.

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