Spousal Support Attorney in Boise
Helping Clients Secure & Protect Their Financial Interests
Spousal maintenance can be awarded by an Idaho court to provide temporary and rehabilitative support for a spouse after a divorce. At K. Mitchell Law, PLLC, we understand the legal and emotional complexities of this legal action and will work closely with you to ensure you obtain a positive outcome to your case. Our lawyer cares about our clients and personally helps through each step of the legal process without the use of paralegals or staff.
Contact our office by calling (208) 285-4272 for your complimentary consultation.
How to Qualify for Spousal Support (Alimony)
In Idaho, spousal support eligibility is dependent upon the fact that the parties were legally married in the past. Either the husband or the wife can qualify for spousal support after the divorce. To qualify, the party must prove that they cannot support themselves during and/or after the completion of the divorce process.
How Much Spousal Support Can You Receive?
The amount of spousal support the requesting party may receive is based on a variety of factors. While each legal action is unique to the parties involved, there are a few common factors a judge will look at to create an arrangement that works for all parties involved.
These factors include:
- The age, emotional, and physical conditions of each spouse
- The earning ability of the requesting party
- The ability of the requesting party to maintain their current standard of living
- The length of the marriage
How Long Does Spousal Support Last?
Much like the amount of spousal support, the duration is dependent upon certain factors unique to each requesting party’s situation. There are 3 types of support the judge may determine to grant the requesting party.
These types are:
- Temporary: Temporary spousal support usually only lasts before and during the divorce process. Once this action is finalized, the court will either grant another type of alimony or none at all.
- Short Term: Short term spousal support is granted when the receiving spouse is pursuing an education to increase their standard of living. Once they receiving spouse is out of the school of their choosing, the support will also end.
- Permanent: This type of support is usually on granted to receiving parties who were married for 10 years or more. The judge may also grant this support to a receiving party who has significant needs and/or can’t support themselves after the marriage has ended.
Contact Our Boise Spousal Support Lawyer Today
When you choose to work with K. Mitchell Law, PLLC, you are choosing to work with a family law lawyer who will stop at nothing to ensure you receive a positive outcome. Our lawyer cares about our clients and will protect your interests in and out of the courtroom.
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