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spousal support

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Spousal Support & Alimony

When a couple legally separates or divorces, the court may order one spouse to provide a certain amount of financial support to the other spouse. Known as alimony, spousal maintenance, or redistribution of community income, these payments may be awarded for a set period of time.


Spousal support is a very complicated matter in the state of Idaho. Before you move forward with your divorce, contact experienced law attorney Merrilee A. Parr. Merrilee will work to understand the unique facts in your situation, and advise you as to whether spousal support may apply to your specific situation.


When Does Idaho Grant Alimony?

According to Idaho law, a judge may grant alimony or spousal maintenance if it finds that the spouse asking for alimony does not have the ability to take care of his or her reasonable needs, or is unable to support himself or herself through employment for various limited reasons. If you are concerned about how you will support yourself or your children during your separation or divorce, family law attorney Merrilee A. Parr will set up an appointment to help you determine whether temporary spousal support, alimony, and/or attorney fees are warranted.



Am I Eligible For Alimony In Idaho?

Idaho courts will work to divide assets equitably between the spouses, unless there is a compelling reason not to. To find out if you may be eligible for spousal support or an inequitable or uneven division of assets, contact divorce attorney Merrilee A. Parr for an appointment. She will help you understand alimony within the state of Idaho and help you to prepare the necessary court documents.