Overland Park Divorce Attorney answers: What Is Spousal Maintenance?

What is spousal maintenance? In Kansas, spousal maintenance is the term for alimony which is the payment from one spouse to another to rehabilitate them into society. Generally speaking, spousal maintenance is used for homemakers who gave up their career to raise children. In other times, spousal maintenance is used when one spouse is making significantly more than the other spouse and the lower earning spouse relied on the income from the other party. Spousal maintenance may or may not be awarded in your case, depending on the facts. Generally speaking, the court will look at the ability to pay by the payor and the need of the other party. If you have a need, contact an attorney to make sure you get spousal maintenance requested in your case.

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