Divorce - Alimony

The complexity of your divorce depends on whether there are children involved, if there is property or debt that need to be divided, whether maintenance is needed, and any related matters.

Maintenance is highly complex in and of itself.  Formerly known as alimony, maintenance supports a spouse if he or she lacks enough property or income to provide for his or her needs. Here in Montana it is subject to numerous factors, including the age, health, and financial resources of the party seeking maintenance, their ability to become self-supporting, care for any children, the time needed to acquire the education or training needed to find employment, the length of the marriage and standard of living during the marriage, and the ability of the spouse from whom maintenance is sought to meet their own needs while meeting those of the spouse actually seeking maintenance.