During or after a divorce, one question that comes up is whether one spouse should pay alimony to the other. The courts in Washington refer to alimony as spousal maintenance.
At Madison Law Firm in Olympia, WA, our lawyers stand ready to advocate for you with regards to spousal maintenance. We can build a strong case that you should receive it, or we can argue that your ex-spouse doesn’t have legal justification to receive spousal maintenance from you.
Confident Legal Advice About Spousal Maintenance
Madison Law Firm focuses on family law cases, so our attorneys are familiar with the complexities that surround alimony requests. We examine closely all factors that could affect whether the courts award spousal maintenance in your divorce, such as:
- Length of marriage
- Standard of living during the marriage
- Current employment situation of both spouses
- Earning potential of both spouses
- Children’s living situation and care needs (when applicable)
As we look over these factors and discuss your desires with you, we can help you reach a spousal support agreement with your former spouse. In the event that you cannot agree, we’ll advocate your position before a judge.
You don’t have to be in the middle of a divorce to seek changes to your spousal maintenance situation. Other life events, such as your ex’s remarriage or your own retirement, may affect your payments as well. Perhaps you are even owed alimony that your former spouse has refused to pay. Our legal team can navigate you through any tricky circumstances related to alimony.
Choose Madison Law Firm
Begin to resolve your spousal maintenance issues today with the help of Madison Law Firm. Call 360.539.4682 to make an appointment for your initial consultation at our office in Olympia, WA today. We also happily serve clients from Tumwater, Lacey, Yelm, Dupont, and surrounding areas.