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Experienced Divorce Attorney

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 nearly 30 years of legal experience, I am confident in my ability to guide you through your divorce proceedings.

In a 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 circumstances.

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 nearly 30 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 – I look forward to helping you!

Client Testimonials

  • “very reassuring, confident, and personally invested in helping me with the legal issues”


  • “After I hired Mr. Harvell, he contacted my witnesses and convinced the prosecution that charges should be dismissed.”


  • “When anybody asks me if I know an attorney, I always have and will tell them, John Harvell.”


  • “We certainly appreciate you guiding us through this journey.”


  • “John is always my first call when needing legal advice.”