When Does A Spouse Have A Right To Alimony?
Arizona courts may order alimony for the following reasons:
- The party seeking alimony lacks sufficient property to provide for his or her reasonable needs.
- The party seeking alimony is unable to become self-sufficient through appropriate employment, is the custodian of a child whose age or condition is such that the custodian should not be required to seek employment outside the home or lacks earning ability in the labor market adequate to be self-sufficient.
- The party seeking alimony contributed to the educational opportunities of the other spouse.
- The marriage was of long duration and the party seeking alimony is of an age that may preclude the possibility of gaining employment adequate to be self-sufficient.
There are no guidelines for determining the amount and duration of alimony. Instead, courts will consider a number of factors in setting payments.
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factors in determining spousal maintenance.