Spousal Support

The issue of maintenance, also known as spousal support, is a difficult topic to adequately address in a single webpage format such as this. Not only are there an infinite number of factors which play into whether or not one party is entitled to receive maintenance from his/her spouse, but the duration of maintenance payments is a complex question as well. In fact, given the right circumstances and income tax considerations in any given divorce action, it may be advantageous for a client to waive his/her maintenance rights in favor of a disproportionate division of the marital assets. For these reasons, a discussion of a party’s rights and/or obligation of maintenance is better left to the detailed consultation offered by the divorce attorneys at Urban & Burt.