Sedona Spousal Support Lawyers
Sharing a home and expenses has its advantages, but when divorce is unavoidable, two parties must have funds to keep roofs over their heads and meet their expenses. Contact the Sedona spousal support attorneys.
Frequently one party has a higher income and may be required to provide spousal support (alimony) to the other, at least temporarily. Many spouses have not had an income at all and are in no position to immediately support themselves. Others have set aside their careers to serve as homemaker or stay-at-home parent.
Arizona law does not have statutory guidelines for alimony as it does for child support. However, a divorce court may order spousal support upon weighing various factors. Either a man or a woman may pay or receive alimony. Our firm represents either party, receiving or paying.
Factors a court may consider include:
- Length of the marriage
- Income of the spouses
- Ages of children
- Who has custody
- Work history of the spouses
- Physical or mental disability
- Accustomed standard of living
- Property owned
- Ability of spouses to train or re-enter the workforce
Paying support can be a burden and the payor does not want to pay unnecessarily. A fair and determined arrangement should be reached. However, circumstances usually change and modification becomes necessary. If the payor's income unexpectedly declines, or the payee remarries, modification of the support order may be appropriate.
Flagstaff Divorce Attorneys
Aspey, Watkins & Diesel is a law firm dedicated to helping people. We represent people who are poor, rich, young, old, single, married, from every ethnicity, on top of the world or in the most dire of circumstances. The firm was founded in 1975 by a group of young attorneys. We are now widely seen as the premier law firm of Northern Arizona.
To contact our Flagstaff office, call 800-535-0910. To reach our Sedona office, call 928-282-5955. You may also contact us by e-mail.