Scottsdale Divorce Lawyer | Owens & Perkins, Attorneys at Law

Month: September 2017

THE SECOND STEP: DETERMINING THE AMOUNT AND DURATION OF SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE – Part 2 of 2

If you read my last two blog posts about spousal maintenance, you hopefully have a better understanding of why this issue is one of the most litigated issues in family law. Once the Court establishes that a spouse is eligible to receive spousal maintenance, the Court then considers thirteen factors to determine how much spousal …

THE SECOND STEP: DETERMINING THE AMOUNT AND DURATION OF SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE – Part 2 of 2 Read More »

Arizona’s Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Equality for Same-Sex Parents

September 19, 2017 marks a major victory for same-sex parents in the state of Arizona!!! Despite the U.S. Supreme Court recognizing and extending state marital benefits to same-sex couples nationwide in 2015, many states are slow to adapt to this change in the law. Arizona is no exception as our statutes are written with “traditional” …

Arizona’s Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Equality for Same-Sex Parents Read More »

THE SECOND STEP: DETERMINING THE AMOUNT AND DURATION OF SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE – Part 1 of 2

For both the paying spouse and the spouse who is not currently employed, the issue of how much spousal maintenance will be paid or received causes significant apprehension. Financial uncertainty factors heavily into the divorce decision-making process – should I stay or should I go? Even in cases where the parties have more equal bargaining …

THE SECOND STEP: DETERMINING THE AMOUNT AND DURATION OF SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE – Part 1 of 2 Read More »

THE FIRST STEP: QUALIFYING FOR SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE IN MARICOPA COUNTY

There are several factors the judge is required to consider before ordering one spouse to pay spousal maintenance to the other spouse. The first question a judge has to answer is whether the requesting party even qualifies for an award of spousal maintenance. To answer that question the judge must consider the factors set out …

THE FIRST STEP: QUALIFYING FOR SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE IN MARICOPA COUNTY Read More »