Spousal Maintenance

Spousal Maintenance

Scottsdale Spousal Maintenance Attorney

Spousal maintenance remains one of the most highly contested and litigated issues in a divorce or legal separation in the state of Arizona. If you believe you may be entitled to an award of spousal maintenance or your spouse is seeking an award of spousal maintenance from you, Owens & Perkins, P.C. encourages you to contact us at once for a 30-minute phone consultation.

Schedule a 30-minute phone, Zoom, or in-person consultation today to discuss your case.

Spousal Maintenance Calculator

On July 3, 2023, the new Arizona Spousal Maintenance Guidelines were approved. Below is a link to the calculator that has been created for use when eligibility for spousal maintenance has been found under ARS Section 25-319(A).


Understanding Spousal Maintenance Laws in Arizona

Scottdale Alimony PaymentsAlimony, or spousal maintenance as it is referred to in Arizona, is the monthly amount of money that one spouse may have to pay the other during and after the divorce proceeding. Many factors are involved when it comes to awarding spousal maintenance.

Factors the Court will consider when deciding spousal maintenance awards include:

  • Resources of the spouse seeking an award of spousal maintenance
  • Employment status and employment history
  • Earning ability
  • Reasonable needs
  • The spouses' income disparity
  • Length of marriage
  • Age
  • Standard of living established during the marriage

The court will need to make three decisions in regard to an award of spousal maintenance:

  • Is a spouse eligible to receive spousal maintenance?
  • How much will the other spouse have to pay?
  • How long will the payments be required?

Legal Guidance from Our Scottsdale Lawyers

We have more than 60 years of combined experience handling a wide range of cases associated with family law and a range of other legal matters. We can help you with every aspect of your divorce, including spousal maintenance.