Spousal Maintenance

Tempe Spousal Support Attorneys Available to Answer Your Questions

Establishment of spousal maintenance (also called alimony or spousal support) can be an important part of the outcome of any divorce. Working with a well-qualified attorney is often the best way to make sure that your interests are protected in alimony decisions.

At the Law Office of Karen Schoenau, in Phoenix, we can help. Our team of experienced family law attorneys is dedicated to helping our clients achieve the best possible results in Arizona alimony matters. We use years of experience and an in-depth knowledge of the law to do this.

Arizona Law on Alimony

Sometimes, the best way to achieve fair alimony results is to come to an agreement between spouses. Our spousal support attorney Karen Schoenau are experienced negotiators who often achieve top-quality results through divorce mediation. However, if you and your spouse are unable to reach agreement independently, the court may award alimony based on a series of factors:

Spousal Maintenance
  • Does one spouse lack sufficient property to provide for his or her reasonable needs?
  • Is one spouse unable to be self-sufficient or is the caretaker of a child preventing the spouse from seeking adequate employment?
  • Did one spouse contribute to the educational opportunities of the other spouse?
  • If the marriage lasted a long time, is one spouse of an age that prevents him or her from employment?

Alimony may be temporary or permanent, depending on your specific situation. At the Law Firm of Karen Schoenau, we will evaluate your case and make an assessment according to your best interest.

Talk to a Lawyer About Your Spousal Maintenance Concerns

Understanding how the court might award alimony can be difficult. Talk with an experienced lawyer about your situation. Contact spousal support attorney Karen Schoenau, at 480-209-1918 or toll free at 888-453-1437. You can also contact us online.

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Karen is highly respected in the legal community. She is effective and thorough. Karen just keeps going regardless of the odds.
Karen was extremely helpful setting up my petition for conciliation. She is by far the most knowledgeable attorney regarding the necessary paperwork, how to file the petition and where it has to be submitted. She listened intently when I was describing my situation and intentions. She was very responsive to my questions and request. She is trustworthy and diligent . I would recommend her to anyone having marital issues. Mark
Very high customer/client considerate. We found Karen when we were forced to leave another Phoenix lawyer due to his bad advice and lack of interest to help us. We were in Phoenix for six days from Michigan with nothing happening but a high wasted expense. Karen and her firm took us in and solved our issue with the courts etc. in two and a half days. Karen’s professionalism with us was very cost effective/productive. If we would have found her first, we would have saved thousands of dollars. Her interest for us was very high. She returned every call. She knew every answer to our questions. She did this for us with a death in her family. She left for a funeral and made sure we were treated with the same professionalism from her firm to finish up. I recommend Karen and her firm with very high satisfaction. Our case is custody with one parent in prison. We will return to Phoenix someday with interests for the child and his parent, if needed. Karen will be our top choice. Nolan
Karen and Bonita are wonderful!! I know that the word "wonderful" is used a lot, but the team they make and the work they did for me can only be described as WONDERFUL!! Yes there where ups and downs in my case, but that is the system and Karen along with Bonita guided and taught me as "WE" went through it together. Karen’s easy going manner and her knowledge really helped me with the emotional part of my divorce. I used the team of Karen and Bonita both times I needed to go to court with my ex and had results that were best for my little girl. Some times I did not get what I wanted, but it was what my daughter needed. Looking back at my case, I made the right choice and would do it again in a heart beat!! Jim
Karen was extremely supportive during a very trying time in our lives. She helped me to put things in perspective and think positive when I was overwhelmed. She is very knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to grandparents rights and the rights of the parents and knew how to provide the appropriate laws pertaining to the situation we were in. I am so grateful for her expertise and guidance. She proved to be very aggressive when she needed to be but was also supportive to my and my children. I would recommend her to anyone in a similar situation. Deanna