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Arizona provides for three kinds of spousal support or alimony:

  • Temporary spousal maintenance: Ordered at a temporary order hearing, usually lasting until the evidentiary hearing.
  • Lump-sum spousal maintenance: Courts may order a single lump-sum alimony payment. Such solutions are usually proposed by the two parties.
  • Monthly spousal maintenance: The most common kind of spousal support by Arizona courts, usually involving a fixed amount of money paid over a fixed period of time, sometimes modifiable under changes in circumstances.

Arizona is a no-fault divorce state. This means that spousal maintenance does not consider the fault of a party. The court will not factor in such things as gambling, drinking or illegal drugs in its spousal maintenance decisions.

The court will consider these factors, however:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Real income of both parties
  • Potential income of both parties
  • Age and health of the two parties
  • The status of your division of property
  • Standard of living during the marriage

Ensuring A Fair And Just Outcome

If the spousal support calculation receives incomplete or deceptive numbers, the resulting maintenance order will not be acceptable to all sides. That’s why it is important to obtain representation from by an attorney who can detect when information about income and assets supplied to the court is not trustworthy.

Arriving at a fair and acceptable spousal support plan is one of the areas where Horne Slaton draws on its experience in business and commercial litigation. Our abilities in the areas of finance, business, real estate and partnership disputes have direct application to crafting an acceptable spousal support plan.

When you need a just solution, talk to the Scottsdale spousal support lawyers at Horne Slaton, in Paradise Valley, at 480-483-2178. We invite you to call.

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