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Which Spouse Pays Maintenance in Missouri?

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In Missouri, the spouse who earns more income or has a higher earning capacity may be required to pay maintenance, commonly known as alimony, to the spouse with lower income or earning capacity. Maintenance is not automatic and is determined based on various factors such as the duration of the marriage, the financial resources and needs of each spouse, the standard of living established during the marriage, the ability of the spouse seeking maintenance to become self-supporting, and other relevant factors.

Courts in Missouri consider the specific circumstances of each case when deciding whether to award maintenance and the amount and duration of the payments. It’s essential to consult with a qualified family law attorney in Missouri for specific advice regarding maintenance in your particular situation.

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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