Tacoma Spousal Maintenance Lawyer
Divorce Attorney Supporting Clients
During a divorce, establishing spousal maintenance must be settled before
the divorce can be final. Often times, determining which spouse will pay
support, how long support will be given, and how much support will be
given can cause tension between both parties of the divorce. At the Law
Offices of F. Richard Ricketts, our
Tacoma divorce lawyer has a thorough understanding of all legal matters of a divorce including
establishing, modifying, and enforcing court-ordered spousal maintenance.
How Is Spousal Maintenance Determined in Washington?
Spousal maintenance is often granted to the spouse that earns less than
the other, regardless of gender. However, with the complexities of family
dynamics and finances, there often needs to be an experienced attorney
involved to advocate for their clients' best interests and mediate
disputes between parties.
The court looks at the following to determine spousal maintenance:
- The length of the marriage
- The standard of living of each spouse throughout the marriage
- The difference in incomes of the spouses
- The age of the spouses
- The health of each spouse
- Any domestic abuse, substance abuse, or criminal history
- The ability of each spouse to obtain or maintain their position in the workforce
Reach Out to Our Team
Our Tacoma divorce attorney at the Law Offices of F. Richard Ricketts supports
clients through all types of family law and divorce legal matters involving
spousal maintenance. We offer cost effective legal solutions for even
the most complicated divorces. Our clients trust us to be the passionate
and aggressive legal advocate they need on their side. With our clients'
best interests in mind, we fight for their rights every step of the way.
Contact us at (253) 259-3501 to
schedule a consultation at your convenience.