Three Decades Of Experience Handling Maintenance Requests
Maintenance payments — also known as alimony — can make a huge difference after a divorce, especially if you make less than your partner. If you have become accustomed to a certain standard of living, you may need and be entitled to additional support to remain financially stable. But because of the emotional drain divorce proceedings can have on an individual and the complexity of the law, you may be unable to fully articulate your need or know how to address it during divorce negotiations.
At the Law Office of Michael Davidson, PLLC, we have more than 30 years of combined experience handling maintenance requests and other divorce issues. We fight for fair maintenance payments because we know how difficult it can be to regain financial security after a divorce. With the help of our highly qualified lawyers, you will have the experience and knowledge you need to build a solid case that takes into account your present and future needs.
Determining Need For Maintenance
In Kentucky, the need for maintenance is based on a number of variables, including:
- Length of marriage
- The standard of living created during the marriage
- Each spouse’s age and physical condition
- The ability of the paying spouse to meet the needs of the requesting spouse
- The financial resources of the spouse seeking maintenance
- Whether a spouse needs education before returning to the workforce and the time needed to achieve this
Because our state does not standardize maintenance amounts, it is up to the judge to determine how much a spouse will receive in maintenance and for how long the court order will be in effect. With the right attorney on your side, you can ensure that the right information is being presented to the judge.
With our assistance, you can increase your chances of getting the spousal support payments you need to maintain the standard of living you need. We can also help you request modification of an order if you experience a significant change in financial circumstances.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
To schedule an appointment at our Lexington, Kentucky, office, call 859-225-1717, toll free at 888-519-7815 or contact us online. We address the legal concerns of families throughout Lexington-Fayette County and all contiguous counties, including high-asset cases and families. Our firm accepts credit cards.