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What is “lump sum” alimony?

Posted On May 30, 2018 In Alimony

Most alimony or spousal support arrangements are structured so that the paying party provides to the receiving party monthly or other periodic payments to satisfy their agreed upon financial relationship. Under this traditional form of alimony, payments by the paying party continue until a stipulated period of time has passed or a terminal event ends the relationship.

Standard of living is an important factor in awarding alimony

Posted On May 4, 2018 In Alimony

When the young partners to an Arizona couple begin their lives in marriage, they may face the challenges that many young people do: expensive housing options, jobs that do not seem to pay enough and exorbitant costs associated with utilities, food and entertainment.

Circumstances under which spousal maintenance may be awarded

Posted On April 20, 2018 In Alimony

Alimony, also known as spousal maintenance or spousal support, is a common divorce issue that many Arizona couples confront when they choose to end their relationships. However, an award of support is not guaranteed simply because a divorce is filed.

What happens if I outlive my ex who pays me alimony?

Posted On April 6, 2018 In Alimony

The financial support that a Phoenix resident receives from their former spouse can be an important part of the income they need to survive. If the payer of alimony passes on before the recipient, the recipient can be left in a difficult situation wherein they must still go on living but potentially without the money they need.