Spousal Support

Unlike child support, Kentucky law provides little direction over payment of spousal support, maintenance or alimony. Whether you are pursuing support, or have been petitioned to pay support, it is important to understand your rights and what you can expect from the spousal support determination process. At the Law Office of Marcus D. Gale, our Florence alimony lawyer leverages more than 10 years of experience to offer detailed spousal support advice to clients throughout Northern Kentucky. After carefully examining your situation and your concerns, we take great care to provide the advice you need to understand your options for pursuing your goals and what you may be able to expect from your proceedings.

Detailed Maintenance Guidance

Whether you are undergoing an uncontested divorce, or are involved in emotionally heated contested proceedings, we work to help you pursue the most effective and favorable spousal support settlements or judgments possible. Intended to provide a stable lifestyle for a non-working spouse, maintenance can be ordered on a temporary or permanent basis or for a set period of time after the divorce. During the two-step determination process, many factors are taken into account, including:
  • The length of the marriage
  • Each spouse's role in the marriage
  • The earning ability and education level of each spouse
  • The division of other marital property
  • Any issues of infidelity or marital misconduct
In many situations, it may be necessary to identify or qualify for need of maintenance, including listing out expenses and available income, before pursuing a settlement or judgment that declares the amount and length of support payments. Our guidance is designed to help you pursue the spousal support arrangement that is most favorable to your situation. Whether you are the payee or the payor, we have the knowledge needed to help you structure your arguments for or against spousal support, giving you the power you deserve to influence the maintenance determination process as you see fit.

Contact Our Office for Personalized Alimony Advice

When pursuing a spousal support settlement or judgment, it is important to have an attorney who understands these issues and how to help you obtain the most favorable resolutions possible. Our experience allows us to offer the insightful advice you need to understand the support determination process and take control of your proceedings. Contact our office online or call 859.581.1000 to discuss your spousal support concerns.