Spousal maintenance, sometimes referred to as alimony or spousal support, is generally determined on a more suggestive basis than child support. An alimony award is made based on various factors, some of which are listed below.

Issues in Alimony Awards

Arriving at the right alimony amount involves balancing often-competing needs. We help draft alimony proposals that take into consideration factors such as:

  • Age and health status of the parties
  • Child support and custody awards
  • Conduct of the parties during the marriage
  • Length of the marriage
  • Ability of each party to be self-supporting
  • Whether one of the parties needs additional education or training to become self-supporting
  • Financial circumstances of each party

These and other issues are considered by the courts when determining final spousal support awards, which are highly individualized. For that reason, having an experienced matrimonial lawyer to help navigate the system is critical to resolving maintenance disputes.

At The Kitson Law Firm, LLP, we help clients who are seeking spousal maintenance and those seeking to avoid or minimize a maintenance obligation. Our attorneys and staff have the education and experience to evaluate complex financial situations and recommend creative approaches to paying or receiving spousal support. Each case is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to a support dispute. We tailor our strategy to each client's specific circumstances and fight for the best possible outcome.