Spousal Support | Story Law in Bellevue WA

Spousal Support Attorneys in Bellevue, WA

Helping With Life's Unplanned Events

Navigating the complexities of spousal support is an important aspect of divorce proceedings. Story Law offers clear and compassionate guidance to help you understand the intricacies of alimony or maintenance, ensuring you are well-informed and supported throughout the process.

Helping Washington Families Navigate Life's Most Challenging Times for Over 35 Years

Who Needs Spousal Support?

Spousal support, often known as alimony or maintenance, isn’t just for any one type of couple. Whether you’ve been the higher earner or the homemaker, these agreements are designed to ensure that both parties can maintain a standard of living post-divorce that is akin to their marital lifestyle.

Long-term Marriages

Often in longer marriages, one partner may have sacrificed career advancement, making spousal support crucial in the transition to independence.

Disparity in Earnings

If there’s a significant income gap, spousal support helps balance the economic scales.

Caretaking of Children

A parent who has taken time away from the workforce to care for children might require support to re-enter the job market.

Spousal Support Attorneys in Bellevue WA
Calculating Spousal Support | Story Law in Bellevue WA

Calculating Support

The calculation of spousal support is a nuanced process, taking into account several factors:

Duration of Marriage

Generally, the length of the marriage can affect both the amount and duration of support.

Financial Resources

We’ll consider both spouses’ financial resources, including the division of marital assets and debts.

Earning Capacities

This includes current earnings, as well as the potential to earn in the future, which may require additional education or training.

Modifying Spousal Support

Life is full of changes, and sometimes, spousal support agreements need to reflect this. Whether it’s a significant change in financial circumstances or a new marital status, we guide you through the process of modifying your support agreement to ensure fairness and adequacy.

Spousal Support Adjustments | Story Law in Bellevue WA

You Deserve an Advocate

At Story Law, we understand that determining or modifying spousal support can be a source of stress. We stand with you, providing the guidance needed to navigate these waters with clarity and confidence. Our approach is to offer supportive assistance, ensuring that your financial interests are protected and that the outcome is fair.

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