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Christen D. Shepherd Law Office 
204 W Linwood Blvd 
Kansas City, MO 64111 
Phone: 816-842-4445 
Fax: 816-221-4446 

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Kansas City Spousal Support Attorney

 

Spousal support, sometimes known as alimony or maintenance, is an amount of money given by one spouse to the other as part of a divorce settlement. Payment may be made over a period of time or in one lump sum. Maintenance is not always included in a divorce decree. Often, the court will determine it is not needed.

As an experienced Kansas City spousal support lawyer, I can evaluate your circumstances to determine whether or not maintenance is appropriate in your matter. I will review your work history, finances and other pertinent information to ensure that you are treated fairly under the law.

Obtaining Spousal Maintenance

Usually, alimony is granted only in cases of physical disability or where there is a significant discrepancy in earning power between spouses. It is determined largely by careful analysis of facts, and may require the use of expert witnesses such as doctors and accountants. Depending upon your personal situation, it may or may not be in your best interests to pursue. In order to support an award of maintenance, you must show that:

The party requesting payment cannot support himself/herself through regular employment

The paying party is financially able to meet this obligation

Kansas uses family law guidelines to aid the court in determining whether support should be paid, and for what period of time. These guidelines take into consideration factors such as the length of your marriage, your age, your level of education and work experience, and your demonstrated need.

Speak With a Clay or Jackson County Spousal Maintenance Lawyer
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 my law firm today at 816-842-4445 to discuss your family law matter.
I offer free initial consultations by phone and evening and weekend hours by appointment.


Areas We Serve
Christen D. Shepherd Law Office in Kansas City, Missouri represents individuals and families in  
North Kansas City, Independence, Lee's Summit, Raymore, Pleasant Hill, Oak Grove, Grain Valley, Blue Springs, Grandview, Harrisonville, Belton, Platte City, Weston, Parkville, Liberty, Excelsior Springs, Lexington, Richmond and Kearney, located within Jackson County, Clay County, Platte County and Johnson County. 


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