Maintenance (Alimony)

Maintenance (Alimony)

Maintenance can be a confusing subject. How much is fair? How much is necessary? How long is appropriate? Did you know that there is more than one way to structure a maintenance agreement? Your maintenance agreement may be modifiable if something has changed. Don’t go into court not knowing what will happen. Let us help you understand what is correct and fair maintenance so that you know that you have a fair agreement.

The best way to figure out maintenance is through mediation. In mediation, the couple can work together, with a trained mediator, and their lawyers, to come to their own agreements. This gives you the power to make decisions for yourself instead of leaving it up to a judge. We are dedicated to helping you identify what are your most important topics and then working with you to create a plan to meet your needs. We answer all your questions to ensure that you fully understand your options. Mediation is far less expensive than trial. Don’t use your money on the attorney, save it for your children. When you hire The Rutherford Law Center, LLC, to help you, you get an attorney who is dedicated to doing what is right for you. That means that we will prepare for mediation and do our best to reach the best settlement for you.

Some cases just aren’t appropriate for mediation. Sometimes our only option is going to court. We do not give up on you and your children’s needs just for the sake of settlement. We I have spent a lot of time in court, and have won awards for my trial advocacy. If you have to go to trial, make sure you do so with a skilled attorney. Did you know that if you try to take a case to trial by yourself you are held to the same standards as an attorney? Don’t get caught in a trap, have an attorney to make sure that you are presented in the best way possible in front of the judge. I will prepare the evidence and witnesses, do the questioning, and make sure that the judge understands you and your case. You can use the extra time you have focusing on your children.

Contact us today for a consultation to discuss how we can establish or change your maintenance.

“Meggin Rutherford was a great choice! Divorce is a difficult time for a family and a difficult process to navigate, Meggin Rutherford was great at helping ease tensions, fears, and general stress surrounding this issue. I would thoroughly recommend her services to anyone looking for divorce legal help,” 

–Father in Jefferson County