Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

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L.J. Stein Family Law can argue for or against alimony and help you use this issue to your advantage. We represent men and women in King County and Pierce County in all aspects of contested divorce. Alimony is a very important consideration in the big picture of divorce. It not only levels the standard of living, but can be one element in the determination of property division.

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Alimony is a payment from one spouse to the other to equalize incomes and standards of living. It can refer to temporary support while your divorce is pending, and it can refer to post-divorce spousal support.

Temporary alimony is a preliminary order of the court and is determined by the need of the recipient and the ability to pay by the paying spouse. L.J. Stein Family Law has more than 20 years of experience in divorce and family law and has negotiated alimony as part of a number of divorce and property settlements.

Your attorney must be skilled and determined to help you to be favorably awarded permanent alimony. Permanent alimony is often appropriate, especially when a spouse is beyond a certain age, lacks a recent employment history, or has an illness or disability. The court considers many factors in determining whether to award spousal maintenance, but the primary considerations are length of the marriage, the need for financial assistance, and the other spouse’s ability to pay. L.J. Stein will determine if he believes spousal maintenance is likely to be awarded in your case. He will help you to negotiate and be awarded a favorable settlement.

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