Scottsdale Alimony Lawyers Negotiate Fair Spousal Support Agreements

Counseling those who receive alimony and those who pay it

Under Section 25-319 of the Arizona Revised Statutes, spousal support payments may be awarded if one of the spouses has inadequate income and assets, is unable to find a job or needs to forgo employment in order to stay home with a child. At Clark & Schloss Family Law, P.C., we work hard to negotiate a spousal support arrangement that meets your goals — whether you expect to be receiving alimony or paying it.

The different types of alimony

In most cases, spousal maintenance is temporary, which means for a limited period of time. But it can be permanent depending on the length of the marriage and the age of the spouse seeking spousal maintenance. Further, spousal maintenance can be non-modifiable in amount and duration or can be modifiable depending on the circumstances of the parties. Also, it may be advisable to have an insurance policy in place in case something happens to the spouse whose responsibility it is to pay spousal maintenance.

There are many ways spousal support can be crafted:

  • Rehabilitative alimony. This is a common type of temporary alimony that’s paid for the period of time it takes a spouse to learn the skills needed to find a job.
  • Permanent alimony. Most support payments are temporary, but a judge may award permanent alimony as part of the divorce order, if the dependent spouse won’t be able to work because of age or disability or other circumstances.

There are also many ways in which spousal support can be structured, including:

  • Lump-sum alimony. Unlike most support payments, which are monthly, lump-sum alimony is a single payment with no expectation that any more money will be paid.
  • Step payments. Spousal maintenance payments are tiered in a manner that is reduced over the duration.
  • Straight. Spousal maintenance payments stay the same on a monthly basis for the duration.

Find out more about how long alimony lasts in Arizona divorce.

Call today to make an appointment with a Scottsdale alimony lawyer

With more than four decades of combined experience, our attorneys with Clark & Schloss Family Law, P.C. can help you to negotiate a fair alimony agreement. Call 602-789-3497 or contact us online today for a free initial consultation at our Scottsdale office. We are located on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, just a mile and a half off Highway 101.