Maintenance (formerly known as alimony) is not awarded in every case. The court will award maintenance only when the spouse seeking alimony proves that he/she lacks sufficient property, including marital property apportioned to him/her, to provide for his/her reasonable needs; and is unable to support himself/herself through appropriate employment or is the custodian of a child whose condition or circumstances make it appropriate that the custodian not be required to seek employment outside the home. Each case is different and decided on its own merits. However, Missouri law provides multiple factors and variables which the court will take into consideration when making its decision. These factors are complicated and require extensive analysis, which McChesney & Ortwerth will provide after evaluating the facts and circumstances of your case.
We are powerful St. Louis divorce lawyers and family lawyers with years of experience handling alimony cases in St. Louis, Missouri and the surrounding areas. We work with both men and women and use our professional approach in all of our alimony cases.