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 certain circumstances. Spousal maintenance will not last forever; it is designed to help a person get on his/her feet. The two factors explained are from A.R.S. §25-319.
The first threshold question that the court must determine is whether:
If Factor One is met, then the Court considers the following:
(For the spouse requesting spousal maintenance) How many years have you been married? ____________________ Are you presently employed? ____________________ If yes, where? ____________________ How long have you been employed there? ____________________ What is your rate of pay? ____________________ What education was necessary for you to acquire that position? ____________________ If no, where were you...Read More >