What Is Spousal Support (also known as Maintenance or Alimony)?
In many divorce proceedings, spousal support is a major focal point. This is particularly true when one spouse has been a stay-at-home parent and has not worked in recent years. While there are no set guidelines or requirements for spousal support in Missouri, that doesn’t mean that spouses are not entitled to seek it. It only means that a compelling case needs to be made no matter what side you are on in a maintenance case.
Be sure that you have an experienced lawyer on your side who understands the law and will fight to protect your interests. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we represent clients throughout Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma in all types of spousal support matters. No matter which side of the case you are on, we are committed to doing everything in our power to secure the most favorable possible result on your behalf.
Spousal Maintenance in Shawnee County, Kansas
According to Kansas divorce laws, the court may grant spousal maintenance to either party. This depends on a finding that the party that is seeking spousal maintenance is not able to support themselves and lacks sufficient property to provide for their own needs; or that the party that is seeking spousal maintenance is the guardian of a child whose condition is such that it would be inappropriate for that party to seek outside employment.
The court will take in and consider the following factors in ruling the amount of spousal maintenance to be compensated:
- The time necessary for the spouse seeking support to acquire sufficient education or training
- The comparative earning capacity of each spouse
- The standard of living established during the marriage
- The obligations and assets of the marriage, both separate and marital
- The duration of the marriage
- The age, physical and mental condition of the spouse seeking support
- The ability of the supporting spouse to meet both his needs and the needs of the spouse seeking support
- The conduct of the parties during the marriage
- And any other relevant factors
The order establishing spousal maintenance must also state whether the award is modifiable or non-modifiable. If the award is modifiable, the court may modify the award only upon a showing that the circumstances have changed so considerably as to make the terms unreasonable.
Handling Spousal Support in Topeka, Kansas
To speak to an spousal support lawyer who can help you in Topeka, KS in Shawnee County, call us at 785-380-2382 or contact our law firm online.
To learn more about the Shawnee County Family Court, please visit the following links:
- Shawnee County Family Court: Any additional information regarding the Shawnee County family court can be found here.
- Shawnee County Local Court Rules: Wondering what all of the Shawnee County court rules may be? Click here to take a look.
- Shawnee County Courthouse Directions: Do you need directions or a map of the Shawnee County courthouse? Click on this link provided to help you out!
Contact Our Spousal Support Attorneys in Topeka, Kansas in Shawnee County
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Shawnee County (Topeka), KS Office: 785-380-2382 click here for office information 800 SW Jackson Street, Suite 812, Topeka, KS 66612.