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Man jailed numerous times for failure to pay alimony

Many readers of our Phoenix family law blog have first-hand experience in dealing with alimony and spousal support awards. Often one of the most contentious areas of divorce, alimony depends on several factors. It is generally viewed as being rehabilitative. This means that alimony awards in many cases continue only until the recipient is able to be financially self-sufficient. However, some cases warrant the grant of life-long spousal support.

Men don't get alimony because they don't seek it

Arizona men who are involved in a divorce proceeding may want to seek alimony if their spouse earns more than they do. Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that 37 percent of married mothers have a higher income than their husbands, but only 3 percent of divorcing men receive alimony.

Lifetime alimony payments may end in military divorces

Splitting marital assets during a divorce can be a complicated process, but even after the divorce is final, financial obligations can remain. Spousal support payments are meant to ensure that an ex-spouse does not suffer undue financial hardship because of the divorce. While many support agreements have a limited lifespan, some are actually set to last a lifetime.

Brendan Fraser seeks lower alimony payments

While many divorced couples have some sort of alimony agreement in place, it is rare for such payments to approach a million dollars per year. In the case of high-earning couples, however, alimony payments may reach or even exceed this amount. However, alimony agreements tend to be applied at the time of divorce, and financial circumstances often later change for the parties involved. A story illustrating this may interest those of all income levels in Phoenix who are having difficulty with their alimony payments.

Keeping alimony payments fair in Arizona

States vary on their approaches to alimony or spousal support. Some states permit ongoing, long-term alimony to provide for the lower-income spouse, while others prefer an approach that encourages reaching self-sustenance. In extreme cases, like the one in which a man was recently jailed because he could not pay alimony, the law could be said to fail both parties.

Court rules Maryland man owes alimony despite missing his wedding

Emotions run high in divorce cases, and sometimes one party will try everything possible to avoid paying alimony or spousal support. It is important for all who are involved in divorces here in Arizona to fully understand their rights and responsibilities under the law when it comes to the financial aspects of the dissolution of a marriage.

More long-term marriages ending in divorce

Older people in long-term marriages often face more difficulties than their younger counterparts when getting divorced. However, marriages that fall into this category are ending in divorce more regularly, according to a recent report. Everyone who is facing a divorce, however, should be aware of their legal rights such as alimony and issues regarding their children.

Court: ex-wife's new relationship doesn't put stop to alimony

Last week, we discussed utilizing prenuptial agreements in order to predetermine alimony or spousal support arrangements in the event that a marriage should end. By deciding the terms of any potential alimony payments in a prenuptial agreement, Arizona residents assure that their spousal support needs or responsibilities will not be decided at the whim of a judge.

The use of prenuptial agreements is on the rise

In Arizona, there are no set legal guidelines when it comes to alimony or spousal maintenance. This area of family law is a bit vague, requiring the court to consider a certain number of factors when deciding on an alimony award. However, couples throughout the country are increasingly relying on prenuptial agreements to decide this issue rather than state property laws.

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