Understanding Maintenance in Louisville Divorce Cases

Understanding Maintenance in Louisville

Understanding maintenance in Louisville requires experience and a thorough understanding of Kentucky family law. Maintenance is much less of a formula-driven process than child support here in Louisville and throughout Kentucky. Judges have a much broader discretion as to when or if maintenance is to be awarded. The experience and expertise of the lawyer you select to represent you in your Louisville divorce case will have a substantial impact on this issue.

Whether you wish to receive maintenance or are concerned about demands to pay it, the grounds for support will often be hotly contested. The amount of maintenance makes a significant impact on the financial future of both parties.

There are many factors that the Judge will take into consideration, including but not limited to:

    • The duration of the marriage
    • The contributions of each party to income, child care, etc.
    • The education of the parties
    • The standard of living enjoyed during the marriage
    • The viability of employment (short and long term)
    • The presence of domestic violence or criminal activity

When our clients need insight into understanding maintenance in Louisville we explain the appropriate factors in their case and their options going forward. We utilize our skill, experience and expertise to aggressively pursue our client’s goals for maintenance. We provide the benefit of extensive research and strategies for “step up” or “step down” support based upon the unique circumstances of the case at hand. We analyze the tax impact for both parties and work to maximize the actual cash benefit of all divorce-related matters post-tax.

In addition to the amount of support, we often work to establish or extend time frames for maintenance payments. We represent our clients after the decree has been issued when modifications to support may be required due to a significant change in circumstances for one or both of the parties.

Maintenance is an area where the quality and experience of your divorce attorney will make a substantial difference in the outcome of your case. You can trust the attorneys at Dodd & Dodd based upon their decades of experience, the successful track record of the firm at trial, and the recommendations and certifications of the legal industry. If you are searching for help understanding maintenance in Louisville we invite you to review the strong recommendations of our former clients and contact us or call 502-584-1108 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced divorce and family law attorneys.