Alimony and Spousal Support in Arizona

In Arizona alimony is often referred to as spousal support and spousal maintenance. Spousal support is an area of family law which uses complex calculations to determine need, if any, amount and duration of support to either spouse, husband or wife.

The question of spousal support is often one of the most difficult issues people face when they are involved in divorce or legal separation proceedings.

Whether you are seeking spousal support or your spouse is seeking spousal support from you, the lawyers at Corso Law Group are available to put their experience to work to ensure your interests are represented in court.

What is Spousal Support?

Spousal support is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other spouse to support him or her, usually for a determined length of time.

Spousal support is intended to assist a spouse in meeting his or her reasonable needs when those needs cannot be met through employment or property.

Spousal support is its own form of support and should not be confused with child support.

How is Spousal Support awarded?

Spousal support may be awarded to a husband or wife in Arizona for any of a number of reasons. The amount and duration of support is usually determined by the court and is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Factors considered to determine the amount of spousal support to award include the following:

  • The ability of the spouse to provide for his or her reasonable needs through employment or property.
  • The age or condition of children for whom the spouse is the caregiver.
  • The length of time needed to re-educate for the workforce.
  • The duration of the marriage.
  • The standard of living during the marriage.
  • The age of the spouse and his or her ability to become gainfully employed due to age.

Additional spousal maintenance and computation factors are detailed in Arizona’s Revised Statutes A.R.S §25-319.

Want to learn more about Alimony and Spousal Support in Arizona?

Here is a list of common questions about spousal support and maintenance and their answers:

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