In Washington, there are no specific rules regarding the payment of alimony / spousal maintenance. What this means is that it is up to the judge assigned to your case to decide on how alimony will be paid, if at all.
If you are considering petitioning for an alimony/ spousal maintenance order as part of your divorce settlement agreement, contact our office today to speak with a Seattle divorce lawyer about your case.
Permanent alimony/ spousal maintenance is a type of alimony ordered for the rest of the awarded party’s life. Alimony is typically automatically terminated whenever either party dies or remarries. However in the case of remarriage, it is possible for permanent alimony to continue if approved by a judge.
If you have already received an alimony /spousal maintenance order but would like a modification, the Seattle Family Lawyer can petition the court to increase/decrease the amount of your alimony / spousal maintenance payments, depending on the details of your case. A modification is never guaranteed, but if you are having financial difficulty it might be possible to petition the court.
Remember that although every alimony/ spousal maintenance case is different, each case requires expert legal representation. Contact our office today for a case evaluation with a Seattle family lawyer.