At The Law Offices of Mark R. Hinshaw, we help clients leave their marriages in the most financially secure manner possible. Our West Des Moines divorce lawyers represent both individuals seeking spousal support and those who wish to limit their spousal support obligations. Located in Iowa, clients throughout the state turn to our law office for strong, effective representation during spousal support disputes.
In Iowa, spousal maintenance, or alimony, is typically awarded on a limited basis. When one spouse earns substantially more than the other, courts will award spousal maintenance, or alimony, as a rehabilitative tool to provide support to the lower-earning spouse while he or she gets the necessary education or training to obtain a job and become self-sufficient.
Spousal maintenance is typically awarded on a limited basis. However, when the marriage was extremely long and marital assets are great, permanent support may be awarded.
When determining whether to award alimony, and setting the amount and duration of payments, courts look at a variety of factors, including:
At The Law Offices of Mark R. Hinshaw, our attorneys are always prepared for a fight. While we use every legal tool available - including negotiation and mediation - to resolve clients' spousal disputes out of court, our Des Moines divorce lawyers are always ready to go to court to protect our clients' financial interests.
Reach out to our West Des Moines spousal support attorneys today for an appointment to discuss your divorce matter further.