Maintenance, previously called alimony, is a periodic payment of spousal support. It is a major concern for many of our clients facing a divorce.

Maintenance is not appropriate in all divorces and it is not just awarded to women. The basic consideration of whether maintenance will proper in your case is whether you or your spouse are able to meet your or their reasonable needs. The amount is balanced between the need of one spouse and the other spouse’s ability to pay. The earnings for both spouses are a major factor, but there are other details that are also considered, including:

  • Income of both spouses from all sources

  • Need of receiving spouse

  • Ability to pay

  • Length of the marriage

 

We analyze your situation and give you an honest assessment of your situation. We will investigate the circumstances of your spouse, present the facts to the court, and advocate for your position.

Contact Our Divorce Lawyers

Our attorneys are available to discuss your family law case and the best options for you. Contact the St. Charles lawyers of Flesner Wentzel. Call us at 636-442-4529. Consultations are free, and we offer flexible payment plans. Se habla Español.