How Is Maintenance determined?

Temporary maintenance is an order of the court that requires one spouse to support the other spouse during a divorce proceeding. Now there’s no guarantee that this is always going to be a husband supporting a wife, because an award of maintenance is gender neutral. The purpose of the maintenance award is to make sure that one spouse isn’t left financially unable to take care of themselves while divorce action is pending.

Now there’s a formula that helps to calculate maintenance, and there are also multiple factors that the court can consider, such as the length of marriage, the health of the parties, their lifestyle during the marriage, the earning potential of the parties … The list goes on and on. The best way to determine what an award of temporary maintenance might be in your case would be to come into the office and let’s discuss the formula, let’s discuss the factors, and see what’s likely to happen in your situation.

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