Spousal support, or spousal maintenance as it is called in Washington, can be a very important aspect of a divorce or legal separation. Spousal maintenance can be used to serve multiple purposes. For short to medium length marriages it can help with transition back into the work force a spouse who may have stopped working or foregone career advancement for the benefit of the marital community. For long-term marriages it can be used to allow the financially disadvantaged spouse to maintain a standard of living which they became accustomed to during the marriage.
Whether you have been married four years or forty years, you should understand the concept of spousal maintenance if you are facing a legal separation or divorce. Harbor Family Law has extensive experience dealing with spousal maintenance, both from the perspective of the party seeking the support, and the party faced with the prospect of paying support. We can explain the various factors a court would consider in determining whether spousal maintenance is warranted and how those factors apply in your case.
Don’t pay too much or receive to little. Contact us and we will help you understand your rights and obligations when it comes to spousal maintenance.
Experience on Your Side
Chris Maharry has been practicing family law in the South Sound since 2003 and brings nearly two decades of experience dealing with spousal maintenance. We understand that support considerations can have an enormous impact on your ability to meet your needs and maintain order in your financial life. It is our goal to bring our clients through the process with efficiency, effectiveness, compassion and cost-sensitivity.
Managing Your Legal Separation Case in A Cost-Effective Manner
We focus our practice exclusively on family law. This narrow focus has allowed us to develop not only extensive knowledge in the area of family law, but also business practices making us as efficient as possible, which keeps our clients’ costs to a minimum while maintaining a high level of representation. We cannot guarantee the cost of fees involved in any legal case; however, all our work is performed with the goal of being effective and efficient.
Area of Coverage
We serve clients in spousal maintenance cases throughout the Pierce, Kitsap, South King, and Thurston County areas.