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Spousal Support

Spousal Support & Alimony Cases

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Also referred to as "alimony," spousal support is the monthly financial support that may be awarded to either spouse following a divorce. Because the couple will no longer be living off of a shared income, one of the individuals may face financial difficulties. However, if both parties are sufficiently able to support themselves, spousal support payments do not necessarily need to be created.

Are you seeking to establish or modify spousal support? Whether you are looking to receive or are concerned about paying out spousal support, talk to a Phoenix spousal support lawyer at Sutton Law. We can explain to you your options and work to protect your financial interests.

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How Is Spousal Support Calculated in Arizona?

Calculating temporary spousal support is a relatively easy process, as courts will usually just plug in numbers to a computer software program to determine the amount. On the other hand, permanent support is more complex, and the court will further investigate the specific case while considering a variety of factors.

When determining permanent spousal support, family courts will look at:

  • The standard of living during the marriage
  • The length of the marriage
  • Age, physical, and mental condition
  • Current employment and income
  • Present and future earning capacity
  • Specific financial needs
  • Financial assets and debts
  • Health insurance costs
  • Time it will take the individual to obtain the education, training, or employment necessary to support themselves
  • Contributions made by the requesting party
  • Tax consequences of the divorce
  • Misconduct of one party during the marriage

Phoenix Spousal Support Attorney, Fighting for Your Interests

Our Phoenix divorce firm fully understands that divorce and alimony cases can be complex, confusing, and emotionally overwhelming for everyone involved. With your financial future at stake, it is important to have an experienced Phoenix alimony lawyer who is able to protect your rights and aggressively fight for the outcome that you need.

We have successfully represented numerous clients who are seeking to receive either temporary or permanent alimony, and we are well-prepared to take on your case. Our goal is to work with you throughout every step of the process and move towards a satisfactory and swift resolution that allows you to move on with your life.

Call our office at (602) 223-1440 to discuss your alimony case with a divorce attorney in Phoenix.

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