Maintenance in Olathe
Will a judge order maintenance in your divorce?
If you are getting a divorce, you may be wondering if the judge will order
you or your spouse to pay "maintenance" (alimony). My name is
John E. Harvell, as a
judge for the City of Merriam who has over
20 years of legal experience, I am confident in my ability to guide you through your
In a free consultation, I would be more than happy to answer all of your
questions about maintenance and divorce so you can proceed forward knowing
what to expect in your divorce case.
What sets The Law Office of John Harvell apart from the rest?
- I am honored to be AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.
- I am a highly experienced trial attorney.
- I serve clients all throughout Johnson County.
- As a former prosecutor, I know the court system inside and out.
Awarding Maintenance in Kansas
In Kansas, the court may decide to award maintenance (alimony) to either
spouse in an amount the court deems to be fair and equitable under the
A judge may order regular monthly payments, periodic payments, payments
on a percentage of earnings, or a lump sum payment; however, the court
is limited to ordering maintenance to no longer than 121 months. In some
circumstances, this may be extended.
The court has the discretion to modify future payments unless the decree
specifically states that it cannot. Similar to back
child support payments, the court will not modify past due maintenance payments.
Protect your rights, contact an Olathe divorce attorney!
While divorce is a legal termination of marriage which involves dividing
debts, property, and assets, it can be very stressful and take a financial
and emotional toll on the parties involved. Whether you anticipate paying
or receiving maintenance, it is imperative that your rights be fully protected
throughout your divorce proceedings.
As an Olathe divorce attorney with over two decades of experience, I can
navigate you through your divorce proceeding with ease and confidence.
Your rights are my top priority and I will work tirelessly to see to it
that they are fully protected.
Call me today
to discuss your case in a free consultation – I look forward to helping you!