When is maintenance an issue in a Louisville divorce case? Not every case contains maintenance (also referred to as spousal support or alimony). What types of cases typically involve maintenance?
In general terms, maintenance is ordered when one of the parties will be placed in a more challenging economic position than the other after the divorce. The parties may agree not to include maintenance as part of their divorce settlement but the Court may simply disagree.
Our Courts are not going to consider orders that place either spouse in a situation of unnecessary financial hardship. The need and amount of maintenance is a financial calculation established in Kentucky family law that is affected by several factors including the length of the marriage and the economic viability of the parties once the divorce is completed.
The success of a maintenance request can be greatly influenced by the knowledge and skill of your divorce attorney. The experienced divorce lawyers at Dodd & Dodd Attorneys, PLLC can provide advice and insight into your unique circumstances.
What most often makes maintenance an issue in a Louisville divorce case is the length of time it will continue or the employment viability of the spouses.
We are often asked about the circumstances that warrant a change in existing maintenance orders. Changes in the relationships of the party receiving support (such as remarriage or cohabitation) may impact continuation of spousal support. The lack of seeking employment that is consistent with the skills and expertise of the party receiving support (taking a job that pays less than what the individual could and should be earning) can raise concerns with our Courts.
Each maintenance case is unique and the question of “When is maintenance an issue in a Louisville divorce case?” is best answered by one of our experienced attorneys. We invite you to contact us or call 502-584-1108 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced divorce and family law attorneys. We can review your unique situation and provide counsel on the likelihood of maintenance, the potential amount and the appropriate strategy for approaching the Court.