Spousal Support

Customized Solutions for Northern Kentucky Divorce

Spousal maintenance is available in Kentucky for a spouse who is unable to support him or herself.  Each case is unique and the spousal maintenance amount that is negotiated between the spouses, or determined by a family court judge, will be different in each case. Additionally, the amount of time that a spouse receives spousal maintenance varies in each case.

Kentucky does not have guidelines or a support worksheet to use in calculating the appropriate amount of spousal maintenance.  The monthly amount and the duration will be determined by how the statutory listed factors apply to the facts in your case and may involve the discretion of the judge, if your case is decided by a family court judge.  The overall objective for spousal maintenance is to help the non-earning or lower-earning spouse become self-supporting, through education or appropriate employment.

 

Contact Northern Kentucky Divorce Lawyer

The office of Ruth Jackson will work in determining the reasonable monthly living expenses involved in the spousal maintenance claim, and analyzing the amount of time needed by you or your spouse to become self-supporting.

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