Creating A Spousal Support Agreement That Treats You Fairly
Unlike child support payments, which have a relatively clear guiding formula, spousal maintenance (also called alimony or spousal support) is not a cut-and-dry process. Instead, the courts have a lot of leeway to make what they believe is a fair arrangement for alimony. However, this puts many in a vulnerable position. Paying too much or not receiving enough in spousal support can lead to serious financial strife. We aim to help.
The law offices of Nunn Vhan & Lang, PLLC has been serving the family law needs of Everett and Western Washington since 1993. Our philosophy is simple: put your needs and priorities first. To speak with one of our lawyers, call our office at 425-258-6860 or reach out to us online.
What The Court Considers
Every judge is a little different, and everyone has unique circumstances. However, there are some general factors that the court will consider when evaluating your case. When determining a post-divorce spousal agreement, the court looks at:
- The length of your marriage
- How each spouse was employed during the marriage
- Whether or not there are disabilities, health issues or other extenuating factors preventing current employment
- Both spouses’ property division and current financial state
- Any other relevant factors such as history of domestic violence or substance abuse
The courts always attempt to create as fair and reasonable a solution as possible. If you believe you need a change to your spousal support agreement, we can also help. Our attorneys can review your case and advocate for you.
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Families in and around Everett come to our firm because they know that we prioritize their needs and because our experience works in their favor. You can hear from our clients in their own words.