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Permanent Alimony

In the state of Kansas, there are three types of alimony: temporary, short term, and long-term or “permanent” alimony.

Permanent alimony is the most rare form of spousal support. It is typically awarded in the cases of divorce where the marriage was longer in length or the spouses are much older in age.

The purpose of all forms of alimony is to help the less financially advantaged spouse transition into their new life apart from married life. Permanent alimony is alimony given for the duration of an ex-spouse’s life to maintain the standard of living enjoyed during the marriage. The court will award such alimony according to its discretion about what is fair, just, and equitable.

If you would like to seek permanent alimony, the burden of proof lies on you. The judge will consider whether a spouse stayed at home and cared for children rather than pursue a career, as a strong factor in what type of alimony will be paid. The Wichita family lawyer can help you build a strong base of evidence to prove to the judge that permanent alimony should be awarded in your case. The Wichita family lawyer can also help you explore other alimony options you are eligible for or will likely be required to pay.

Alimony awards can be difficult to assess, but our clients can be assured that they have an aggressive and legally knowledgeable attorney on their side. The Wichita family lawyer is completely dedicated to serving the needs of every client and negotiating with the judge for the best alimony award possible.

If you have questions about permanent alimony, contact the law office of the Wichita family lawyer to discuss your divorce case.