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Agreements that alimony cannot be modified are valid in Arizona

Alimony, also called spousal maintenance, can be one of the most contentious issues in a divorce in Arizona. Alimony refers to financial support payments paid from one spouse to the other after a divorce. The alimony award can be permanent or temporary. It can also have contingencies placed on it or it may decrease over time. It is a very fact-specific issue in divorce and each alimony award is different.

Ex-Husband of Walmart heiress seeks $400,000 a month in alimony

There are many divorces in Arizona each year. Each one is unique given that the circumstances of each marriage are unique. Some divorces involve minor children and child custody and child support will need to be dealt with and others do not. Sometimes the couple may own real property and others will not; there are countless reasons why each Arizona divorce merits individualized attention.

Clint Eastwood's divorce is now official

Many fans in Arizona of the actor/director Clint Eastwood know that he and his wife Dina have been going through a divorce since 2013. Well the divorce has been finalized as the parties came to an agreement and filed it with the court. The couple has a teenage daughter and apparently the custody of her and alimony were two of the issues that caused the divorce to take as long as it did to finalize. Eastwood also is a very wealthy man and asset division may have also taken some time.

CEO of energy giant must pay nearly a billion in alimony

When people are divorced in Arizona, many are concerned about how much money they will have to pay to their ex-spouse. This could be in child support, alimony or property division. One of the more contentious issues involving money can be alimony or spousal maintenance. Understandably, some are reluctant to pay their former spouse due to lingering conflict from the divorce. Whatever their opinion, though, the law states that a person may need to pay their ex-spouse monthly alimony.

How alimony is determined and collected in Arizona

There are many divorces in Arizona every year. Anytime people get divorced there are a number of issues that need to be resolved prior to the divorce becoming final. These issues include division of the couple's property, assets and debt, child support and child custody if the couple had children, and alimony or spousal maintenance, among other issues. While the couple can come to an agreement on some of these issues, a judge will ultimately have to make the determination for them if they cannot agree.

How is alimony determined in a divorce?

There are many people in Arizona going through a divorce. As they have probably figured out, there are many issues that must be sorted out during the process. One of the more contentious issues may be alimony, or spousal maintenance, as it is often called. Many people do not want to pay it because they may feel that now that they are living separate lives from their ex-spouse they should not be responsible for supporting their ex financially.

Buzz Aldrin sells condo as part of divorce involving alimony

Many people go through divorces every year in Arizona. Each divorce is different though. While there may be similarities between them, they are very fact specific and depend on the unique circumstances of each case. Some involve children, and therefore child custody and child support are issues. Others involve many assets which must be divided and require the use of various professionals simply to put a value on the assets. Others involve alimony. A combination of any of these may be involved in any given divorce.

Alimony is a contested issue in Knicks' point guard's divorce

NBA fans in Arizona may have heard Raymond Felton, the point guard for the New York Knicks, had been charged with a felony after pulling out a gun during an argument with his wife, after she filed for divorce. Well the couple was in court, recently, attempting to settle their divorce. No agreement was reached as Felton's wife is seeking alimony, and the point guard claims that he does not owe her alimony as the couple had signed a prenuptial agreement, prior to marriage. His wife states that the prenuptial agreement should be voided because she claims he cheated on her during the marriage.

Gray divorces becoming much more common

The Baby Boomer generation in Arizona is getting closer and closer to retirement age. Many have had long marriages, and the children have moved out of the house. For many, it is the first time that they have been alone in the house with their spouse and start to realize that their relationship has changed over the years. This has led to an increase in the number of divorces for couples over 50-years-old. In fact a recent study showed that in 2009 about 25% of all divorces were with people over 50-years-old.

Porsha Williams receives no alimony in her marriage dissolution

As Arizona fans of the Real Housewives of Atlanta know, Porsha Williams, one of the show's stars, had her marriage depicted somewhat publicly on the television show. Williams was married to former NFL player Kordell Stewart and most fans probably know that the couple, who married in 2011, filed for divorce in March 2013. What fans may be surprised to know is that Williams received no assets or alimony after the dissolution. Stewart on the other hand kept all of his property, cars, investments and business interests.

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