Types of Spousal
Alimony in Arizona
- Temporary or pendente lite: Temporary alimony is granted at the court’s discretion during the divorce proceedings. It is intended to provide for the immediate needs of the party during the divorce. Typically, it will terminate once the divorce becomes final. However, the judge could award temporary maintenance after the divorce becomes final for a period of time.
- Permanent spousal maintenance: Permanent spousal maintenance may be granted for a period of time that the court deems necessary. The award of this type of spousal maintenance/alimony has become increasingly rare. It is usually reserved for spouses with long term needs and generally only awarded when the marriage was lengthy.
If you are considering a divorce and concerned about paying or receiving spousal maintenance/alimony, the Phoenix Divorce Lawyers at Reppucci & Roeder can help. Our years of experience handling divorce cases have earned us an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau and a reputation for excellence throughout the Phoenix community.