Spousal support — sometimes referred to as alimony or spousal maintenance — is a complex and often highly disputed matter in divorce cases. The law governing spousal support claims in Washington grants courts considerable discretion, so it is critical that you have a skilled divorce lawyer if you believe that spousal support may become an issue in your dissolution.
At Hodgson Law Office in Spokane, I have experience handling spousal support issues. If you are seeking a dissolution, I encourage you to contact me, Mark D. Hodgson. I have represented hundreds of clients in family law cases and have considerable experience in divorce cases involving spousal support claims.
Spouses may agree on the issue of spousal support, but if they do not, it becomes a matter for the court. The court may order either spouse to pay support and may determine the amount and duration of the support order.
Spousal support under Washington law is provided as rehabilitative support. When determining the amount and duration of a spousal support order, a court will consider several factors, including:
It is essential that you have a skilled advocate in your corner. You need an experienced Spokane spousal support attorney who will take time to examine the entire financial picture of both spouses and take into account future earning capacity, property division, child support, debts and other issues that will impact the respective security of both parties.
As an experienced Spokane attorney, I will protect your rights and guide you through your case. You do not have to go through this alone; I will help you every step of the way.