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Seattle Alimony Attorney

In Seattle, "alimony" is legally referred to as "spousal maintenance." The main consideration in establishing a case for spousal maintenance is the economic condition the divorce will leave the spouses in. Whichever side you are on in a spousal maintenance case, a Seattle family lawyer will be a crucial piece in getting what you want from the proceedings.

When considering the amount and duration, if any, of spousal maintenance due to one of the parties in the marriage, the court will consider the following factors:

Once established, spousal maintenance will not be modified unless there is a substantial change in circumstances affecting the ability of the paying party to provide money. In this case, the court will examine the financial needs of the recipient compared with the ability of the payee to continue offering support.

Consult a Seattle Family Attorney Regarding Alimony

For a free initial consultation to discuss how spousal maintenance may affect your divorce proceedings, contact a Seattle Family Lawyer today.