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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.

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