Arizona Spousal Maintenance Guidelines: Self-Sufficiency Standard

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What is the Self-Sufficiency Standard? Pursuant to § A.R.S. 25-319(B), “The Court may award spousal maintenance pursuant to the guidelines only for a period of time and in an amount necessary to enable the receiving spouse to become self-sufficient,” meaning the duration of the award is directly linked to how long it will take to

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Arizona’s New Spousal Maintenance Guidelines are Here – What You Need to Know

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Family Law Attorney In Scottsdale Arizona Ask any Arizona family law attorney what issue they hate litigating and the answer is almost always: spousal maintenance (a.k.a. alimony).  The reason?  Historically, there has been so much “gray area” in Arizona’s law on this topic and that makes for unpredictability on how judges and courts will rule. 

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