Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

In some divorces, one spouse earns more income than the other. In these situations it may be appropriate for the parties to negotiate financial support in the form of spousal maintenance (formerly called alimony). When a divorce involves partnerships of many years, substantial assets, children, illness, or other special circumstances, finding an attorney with the insight to negotiate a fair and appropriate plan for spousal maintenance can have a dramatic impact on your future lifestyle and options.

Questions to explore

  • What is your income and earning capacity and how does that affect what you are willing to offer or ask for in support?
  • Do health or parenting responsibilities limit your options?
  • What is your typical household budget?
  • What changes do you expect this will have on housing arrangements?
  • Are there special needs to consider, such as school tuition, disabilities, etc.?
  • What are your goals for financial arrangements and what do you define as fair?
  • What are your expectations for maintaining your standard of living?

Roben Law, PLLC offers you:

  • Personal attention – From a divorce attorney well versed in property division in divorce, including attention to complex and unique assets, business interests, and maintaining your standard of living.
  • Practical solutions – Divorce outcomes you will recognize as fair and appreciate long after the divorce papers are finalized.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) – From an attorney trained and experienced in providing services that can lead to settling a case out of court. Roben Law, PLLC has experience in mediation, arbitration, moderated settlement conferences, and Early Neutral Evaluations (ENE).