How Do I Get Alimony in Missouri?

Alimony, which is called “maintenance” in the state of Missouri, is an award made by the court requiring one spouse to provide financial assistance to the other spouse after divorce. This is support for the spouse and is distinct from child support. There is no specific formula for deciding if one spouse will get alimony, but Missouri statutes outline the general requirements a court must follow when deciding on an award of maintenance. First, the court will determine if the spouse seeking maintenance has a need for it in light of his or her property and income. The first [...]