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How Much Alimony Can I Expect To Pay?

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The amount of alimony (also called spousal support or maintenance) that one may have to pay in Missouri after a divorce depends on several factors. Here are some key considerations regarding alimony in Missouri:

  • Income and financial resources: The court will look at the incomes and financial resources of both spouses, including employment, investments, assets, etc.
  • Standard of living: Alimony is meant to help the lower-earning spouse maintain a similar standard of living as during the marriage, to the extent possible.
  • Need and ability to pay: The court evaluates the financial need of the spouse seeking alimony and the ability of the other spouse to pay support.
  • Duration of marriage: Longer marriages generally result in longer alimony obligations.
  • Age and health: The age, physical and emotional condition of both spouses are considered.
  • Education and employment potential: The court looks at each spouse’s education, skills, employment history and ability to become self-supporting.

Missouri courts can award different types of alimony such as temporary, rehabilitative, modifiable or non-modifiable. The amount is determined case-by-case based on statutory factors. There are no fixed percentages or formulas used to calculate alimony in Missouri.

It’s recommended to consult with an experienced divorce attorney in your area who can evaluate your specific circumstances and provide an estimate of potential alimony obligations based on the factors Missouri courts consider.

At Raza Family Law Solutions, we practice family law effectively guiding clients through prenuptial and post nuptial agreements, dissolution of marriage, modifications of prior judgments, and resolving child custody disputes. We also help families take a different approach to divorce with mediation and collaborative work.  Contact us for a consultation at (314) 408-5957.

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