Spousal Maintenance

July 19, 2021 Cindy Best
Spousal Maintenance- AKA Alimony

There are a lot of misconceptions about spousal maintenance, possibly more than almost any other area of divorce. You may have heard that you will get spousal maintenance because your spouse makes more money, but it is not that simple. Spousal maintenance is often a mystery as to how it is determined and can be…

March 31, 2020 Cindy Best
Spousal Maintenance and COVID-19
(VIDEO)

Cindy Best from Best Law Firm discusses what your options are if you lose your job and are required to make spousal maintenance payments.

March 23, 2020 Cindy Best
I Lost My Job during the Pandemic: Spousal Maintenance and Child Support

Yes, this is absolutely an unprecedented and stressful time. What happens if you get laid off or lose your job during this pandemic? No one knows for sure of the outcome, but the courts are still open and lawyers are still practicing. Our firm has instituted video conferencing and telephone consults, as an example. So,…

February 21, 2020 Cindy Best
Pigs Get Fat, Hogs Get Slaughtered

Spousal maintenance is probably one of the hottest litigated issues in a divorce. There are lots of reasons for this: judges have no formula, no one knows what a judge will do, spouses have unrealistic expectations, spouses listen to too many people thinking they know the outcome, spouses have great fear and anxiety and are…

September 5, 2018 Cindy Best
Why Shouldn’t My Spouse Pay Me Forever?

Many spouses getting divorced are sad and upset. For some reason, those feelings sometimes translate into a feeling of entitlement. Somehow, someway, someone believes that the other party owes you something. The issue with this thinking leads to fear, high costs in litigation, and continued resentment. Let’s tackle the issue of alimony, called spousal maintenance…

October 17, 2017 Cindy Best
Beware Of Phantom Equity

I received an email from Chris Carter Kent, a Real Estate Special Commissioner, and I thought it was important to share. Below is the email she wrote and you can visit here site here for more information.    “It’s SCARY to Use Equity as a Bank Account in Divorce! Will An Over-Valued Home Come Back…

July 17, 2013 Cindy Best
Spousal Maintenance

  Spousal maintenance was formerly called alimony. There seem to be more misconceptions about spousal maintenance than almost any other area of divorce. You may have heard that you will get spousal maintenance because your spouse makes more money, but it is not that simple. Spousal maintenance can be highly discretionary, depending on the judge….

May 23, 2013 Cindy Best
Spousal Maintenance

What is Spousal Maintenance? Spousal maintenance (formerly known as alimony) is a monthly payment from one spouse to another, which is designed to allow for the spouse who earns less income to establish a home and living environment on his/her own. Spousal maintenance is used for an easier transition to becoming a single person in…

August 31, 2012 Cindy Best
What if my husband quit his job on purpose to avoid paying me?

Here in Arizona, if you can prove it, the court will consider the earning potential, not necessarily what he is actually earning. You would want to get his work records through discovery to find out if he quit, was fired, or was laid off.

 

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