We are often asked “will maintenance be enough and how long will it last?” How long does maintenance last in a Louisville divorce? Will it be enough to be able to support a separate household? Questions of maintenance are not as clearly defined in Kentucky law as the child support calculations guidelines. Therefore, maintenance is usually a negotiation between the parties or the result of mediation or ultimately litigation.
While Kentucky law does not specifically calculate maintenance it does attribute several factors which the court must take into consideration, including but not limited to:
- The age and health of the parties
- The duration of the marriage itself
- The financial capacity of each party and lifestyle prior to the divorce
- Education and employment history
- The sacrifice of one spouse to support another while they finished education or sought a professional license
The experienced divorce and family law attorneys at Dodd & Dodd Attorneys, PLLC guide our clients through maintenance conversations, negotiation, mediation and when necessary litigation. We have represented clients before Louisville family law courts for decades and this experience further informs the sound advice and counsel we provide throughout the process.
It is also important to note that maintenance does not often continue until death. In cases where a marriage lasted a significant number of years the term of maintenance is often longer. What factors affect when maintenance will end and when or if it can be modified in the future?
Will maintenance be enough and how long will it last in your case? Maintenance can often be a contentious issue in a Louisville divorce. There are several strategies to resolve this issue in a cost effective manner, and the attorneys at Dodd & Dodd Attorneys, PLLC are committed to achieving our client’s goals. We invite you to contact us or call 502-584-1108 to schedule an appointment.