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Chandler Alimony/Spousal Maintenance Attorney

The divorce process can be complicated, especially when spousal maintenance may be ordered by the court. Spousal maintenance, also called alimony, is money paid from the spouse of greater means to the spouse with lesser means in the aftermath of a divorce. This is not always required. However, if you should be receiving alimony or think you may have to pay, the team at Wilson-Goodman Law Group, PLLC is ready to help.

Wilson-Goodman Law Group, PLLC is ready to help with alimony cases in Chandler

When you are facing the prospect of divorce and alimony payments, you need to speak with an attorney who has an in-depth knowledge of the situation. Wilson-Goodman Law Group, PLLC was founded in 1997 and has the experience you need.

  • We understand that family law is personal and that you need a lawyer you can trust professionally and personally.
  • We are dedicated to serving our clients and keep an open line of communication with you at all times throughout the process.
  • We offer reasonable rates for our clients and strive to resolve all legal issues as efficiently and effectively as possible.

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Why do you need an attorney for alimony cases in Chandler, AZ?

Whether you think you will have to pay alimony or think you should be receiving the payments, an attorney will be necessary to sort through the details. This can become a very complex and contentious part of the divorce, and your attorney will work to:

  • Evaluate the income and living situation of both spouses.
  • Determine what kind of alimony will be most suitable for the situation.
  • Take the case to court if necessary.

Your attorney will also help with any modifications that need to be made to spousal maintenance due to a change in the living or income situation of either spouse.

How does alimony work in Arizona?

There are no set guidelines in Arizona for spousal maintenance like there are for child support. However, there are a variety of factors that go into what determines a person’s eligibility for alimony after divorce. These factors can affect the duration and amount that is paid.

There are various types of spousal maintenance that may be ordered from the spouse of greater means to the spouse with lesser means. This can include:

  • Temporary Alimony ordered while a divorce is ongoing so the dependent spouse can take care of their needs during the process.
  • Transitionary Alimony used to help the dependent spouse by assisting them to gain an education or get vocation training for a new job so they can become independent. This alimony is stopped once the dependent spouse is economically stable.
  • Permanent Alimony payments are longer-term and usually made monthly to the spouse with lesser economic means. This type of alimony is typical after longer marriages and is meant to help the dependent spouse live a lifestyle they were accustomed to during the marriage.

We are ready to get started with your alimony case today

Whether you think you will be ordered to pay spousal maintenance or that you should be receiving these payments, you need to seek legal assistance. At Wilson-Goodman Law Group, PLLC, we understand all aspects of divorce law and are ready to get to work on your behalf. Our Chandler alimony attorneys will work to ensure you are treated fairly and that you pay or receive a fair amount based on the facts of the divorce. You can contact us to schedule a one-on-one appointment to discuss your case by clicking here or by calling (480) 503-9217 to speak with a Chandler divorce attorney.