Springfield Alimony Attorney
When most people think about spousal maintenance, also called alimony, they picture a woman receiving payments from her wealthy ex-husband. However, this stereotype hardly holds in all cases; in fact, spousal support can be ordered in a range of divorce cases, including in cases where the woman in the relationship has been the primary breadwinner throughout the marriage and the man is seeking an award for maintenance. At the law office of Courtney & Mills, LLC, our Springfield alimony attorneys can represent you if you are seeking maintenance–as a husband or as a wife–during your divorce case. Call us today to get started.
Factors for Awarding Maintenance in Missouri
The factors considered by a court in determining whether or not maintenance should be awarded and, if so, the amount and duration of that maintenance award, are not gender-specific; gender is not considered at all in making an award for maintenance. Instead, the court will consider the following factors:
- The financial needs of each spouse;
- Each spouse’s ability to meet their financial needs;
- The earning capacity and resources of each party;
- The standard of living established during the course of the marriage;
- The financial obligations (debts) and assets of each party;
- The physical and emotional condition and age of each spouse;
- The education and training of the spouse seeking maintenance;
- The duration of the marriage;
- The conduct of each party during the course of the marriage; and
- Any other relevant factors.
Things to Consider if You’re Seeking Alimony
Our experienced lawyers can help you to seek an alimony award, regardless of your gender. In order to receive a court order for spousal maintenance, you will need to produce evidence that speaks to the standard of living established during the marriage and why you cannot continue to support yourself at that same standard without spousal maintenance, your inability to secure employment that will yield income to support that standard, your contributions during the marriage, such as caring for children or supporting your spouse through school, and any other relevant factors. Our lawyers can help you to both gather evidence and frame it in a compelling way to improve your chances of receiving an award for alimony.
Modification of Alimony
In addition to helping you to secure an award of alimony, our Springfield spousal support for men attorneys can also aid you in modifying an alimony award if a significant change in circumstances has occurred. For example, if you are paying alimony and your spouse remarried, you can seek a termination of that award.
Call Our Springfield Alimony Attorneys Today
Are you a husband who is in the middle of a divorce and who has questions about spousal support? At the law office of Courtney & Mills, LLC, we can assist you. We know how important it is that you receive a spousal support award that is fair, and we will advocate for you throughout the entire process. To learn more about our law firm, please reach out to us online or by phone at your convenience.