Missouri Divorce And Alimony Issues
Alimony, also called periodic maintenance or spousal support, is a primary concern for many clients facing a divorce.
In Springfield, the family law firm of Pratt and Jensen provides exceptional legal counsel to clients across Southwest Missouri. We stand dedicated to protect our clients' interests and advocate for fair results in alimony disputes. Our Springfield alimony attorneys give clients the guidance and information necessary to achieve the best results possible.
As attorneys on your divorce and alimony case, we are prepared in every possible way. We have the know-how and experience gained from decades of family law practice. We understand the alimony guidelines in Missouri, including nuances, exceptions and ambiguities.
The spouse's ability to meet his or her reasonable needs starts the determination of alimony. The amount is balanced between the need of one spouse and the other spouse's ability to pay. The earnings for both spouses are a major factor, but there are other details that are relevant to the outcome also. The duration of the maintenance needs to be fully explored as well. It is important to make sure all the facts are presented and accounted for in determining whether a maintenance award is fair under the law.
We will explain and help you understand how the court determines alimony, including analyzing factors such as:
- Income of both spouses from all sources
- Need of receiving spouse
- Ability to pay
- Length of the marriage
Contact Our Periodic Maintenance Lawyers — Serving Nixa And Southwest Missouri
Our attorneys are available to discuss your family law case and the best options for you. Contact us at 417-413-2939 or toll free: 800-671-8254. You will be met by friendly, knowledgeable staff, ready to assist however they can.