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Spousal support payments may be awarded if one of the spouses has inadequate income and assets, cannot find a job, or needs to forgo employment to stay at home to tend to a child. Under Section 25-319 of the Arizona Revised Statutes, Scottsdale alimony attorneys can work with their clients to negotiate spousal support arrangements. Because we are among the best Scottsdale divorce lawyers we have seen various types of spousal support agreements.

Different Variations in Alimony

Spousal maintenance is designed to be a temporary arrangement, only lasting for a limited period. However, in some cases, spousal support can be permanent, depending on some factors, including the length of the marriage and the age of the spouse seeking support. In some cases, some spousal maintenance may be non-modifiable in the amount set and the duration of the maintenance. However, this is not always the case and other couples in this situation may apply for modified payments and duration of support. But before you begin a claim or contest a claim for alimony and spousal support, you need to understand the stipulations that you could be facing. 

Scottsdale alimony attorneys recommend having a Scottsdale life insurance policy in place so that, in the event of the death of an ex-spouse responsible for alimony payments, the receiving spouse will still be taken care of.

When determining spousal support, there are several ways by which a Scottsdale alimony attorney can craft an agreement suited to your needs. Below are some ways a spousal support document can be drawn up. 

  • Rehabilitative alimony: This is one of the most common types of alimony. Although temporary, this alimony is aimed at supporting the partner until they learn certain skills needed to qualify them for employment. This spousal support is expected to stop once the receiving partner has become gainfully employed. 
  • Permanent alimony: While most spousal support payments, like child support payments, are temporary, permanent alimony may be awarded by a judge based on a wide range of reasons. Permanent alimony may be awarded as part of the divorce order, especially if the dependent spouse cannot work because of disability or age.

Spousal support can be structured in many ways, including;

  • Lump-sum alimony: Lump-sum alimony payments are unlike other forms of payments that are awarded monthly. In this case, a single payment is made from the responsible spouse to the beneficiary without any more expectations.
  • Step payment: In this case, spousal maintenance payment is broken down into tranches. Payments are made over a while until the total amount is finally paid off.
  • Straight: This type of spousal maintenance payment is the most common. In this case, a dedicated amount is paid monthly throughout the duration stipulated by the court.

While spousal support is an important part of most divorce cases, it is important to note that not all spouses are qualified to demand spousal support as part of their divorce agreement. To better understand spousal support and whether or not you are qualified to demand one, be sure to speak to your Scottsdale alimony attorney.

Your Scottsdale Family Law Attorney is well-equipped with the knowledge and experience needed to help you reach an agreement that is well-suited to your needs.

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