Spousal Maintenance

Does Adultery Impact Spousal Maintenance?

Does Adultery Impact Spousal Maintenance?

People divorce for a multitude of reasons but one of the most common reasons is infidelity.  Finding out that your spouse has cheated elicits a lot of emotions including sadness, anger/rage, betrayal, jealousy, and more. Whether it happened long ago or recently, and regardless of your reaction, it is very common for the wronged spouse…

Intro to Alimony

Intro to Alimony

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a component of divorce that many people fear negotiating.  Because marriage is a contract, it means that there are financial regulations and rules about dissolving your contract.  Whichever spouse earned more money in a year is typically responsible for providing financial support and that amount is determined by…

Arizona Spousal Maintenance Laws

Arizona Spousal Maintenance Laws

What is Spousal Maintenance? When you get a divorce, you divide assets between both spouses.  But, what if one spouse depends on the earned income of the other spouse to get by?  What if one spouse has been a stay-at-home parent for years and has trouble getting back into the workforce?  What if one spouse…

Do I Have to Keep Paying Spousal Maintenance if My Ex Is Living with Someone?

Do I Have to Keep Paying Spousal Maintenance if My Ex Is Living with Someone?

My Ex is Living with a Significant Other – Do I Still Have to Pay Spousal Maintenance? If, in your divorce decree, you were ordered to pay spousal maintenance, you may be wondering when you can terminate payments.  This will depend on whether or not the spousal maintenance to which you agreed is temporary or…