What is Maintenance in a Divorce Settlement?

What You Need to Know About Maintenance

Marital misconduct — by either party — is not relevant.

Maintenance can be awarded against a party’s income or property.

Gender isn’t relevant.

Factors the Court Considers

  • The income and property of each party;
  • The needs of each party;
  • The realistic earning capacity of each party, both now and in the future;
  • The standard of living established during the marriage; and
  • The duration of the marriage.

Is Your Spouse Pursuing An Award of Maintenance?

Types of Maintenance in a Divorce

  1. Fixed-term,
  2. Indefinite term, and
  3. Reviewable maintenance.



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