Florence Spousal Support Lawyer

Sometimes referred to as alimony or spousal maintenance, spousal support can be awarded to either spouse in a Kentucky divorce as a way to ensure his or her financial well-being during and/or after the divorce. Spousal support in Kentucky can be temporary, rehabilitative or permanent, and the court has broad discretion with regard to what type of support to order, if any at all.

These are complex cases, and spouses on both sides have specific interests that need to be protected. At the law office of attorney L. Craig Kendrick, we have extensive experience representing spouses seeking support as well as those who may be ordered to pay it. No matter which side of the case you might be on, you can rely on us to pursue every available option in an effort to obtain a resolution that provides the most benefit for you.

Seeking The Best Possible Result For Every Client

Requests for spousal support are not automatic, and a strong argument must be made for one to be successful. We understand how the courts evaluate these requests and the criteria they use when making their decisions. We use our knowledge of the law and our notable litigation skills to present the strongest possible argument in support of our client's position for or against support.

Under Kentucky law, the court must consider all relevant factors when evaluating a request for spousal support, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • The financial status of the spouse seeking support, including assets received in the marital property settlement
  • The benefit a spouse seeking support might gain from any child support order that has been established
  • The earning capacity of the spouse seeking support
  • The amount of time needed for the spouse seeking support to obtain sufficient training and education to secure gainful employment
  • The standard of living that was established during the marriage
  • The length of the marriage
  • The age, physical capability and emotional state of the spouse seeking support
  • The paying spouse's ability to meet his or her own obligations if spousal support is ordered

Speak With Our Family Law Attorney About Your Spousal Support Case

Contact our Florence, Kentucky, office to discuss your spousal support questions with our lawyer. We offer a free, in-person consultation where you can get your questions answered without obligation. You can reach us by phone at 859-795-4407, toll free at 888-856-8043 or via email to schedule an appointment.