Alimony & Spousal Support Attorney Representing Clients Throughout the Kansas City Area

At The O'Connor Law Firm, our Kansas City, MO law firm  understands our clients' concern regarding alimony or spousal support when couples make the decision to divorce and a spouse does not have the financial means necessary to provide for his or her basic needs.  Over the years laws have changed in some counties regarding whether a court will order alimony or spousal support, which is why you must have a knowledgeable family law attorney who understands the guidelines and will work to reach your desired results.

Increase your changes to obtain alimony or spousal support, or to defend against these financial responsibilities.

Whether you are in need of an attorney to assist you in obtaining alimony or spousal support in Kansas City, or if you are defending against making these payments; Matt O'Connor has the experience and decades of legal knowledge to properly assist you during this process. Contact us today for a case evaluation.
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Alimony in Kansas City, Missouri

Alimony or spousal support is not a given in the state of Missouri; in other words, a spouse will not automatically be awarded support without the court carefully weighing an array of factors in order to determine if a spouse cannot possibly meet his or her basic needs in terms of shelter, food, clothing, or other necessities.  All households and marriages are different, and the guidelines or laws applicable to your unique situation may differ.  Our Kansas City spousal support lawyers carefully analyze your circumstances in an effort to determine whether you may be eligible for alimony, and answer all of your questions while working to protect your legal rights.

Factors Considered by Kansas City, MO Courts in Awarding Alimony or Spousal Support

There are a variety of factors that determine whether you are eligible for spousal support following a divorce.  While each situation is different, some of the circumstances typically considered by a Kansas City court include, but are not limited to:

  • Ÿ  The ability of one spouse to pay alimony/spousal support to the other
  • Ÿ  Duration of marriage (years married)
  • Ÿ  Each spouse's income and work history during the marriage
  • Ÿ  What roles each spouse served while married
  • Ÿ  Earning capability and education of each spouse
  • Ÿ  How serious the need of the spouse requesting alimony for monetary support

Our Kansas City spousal support law firm is dedicated to helping those in need of alimony, today often referred to as "maintenance," ensure you meet requirements and can obtain the financial assistance from a former spouse you are entitled to.

Are You Eligible for Alimony or Spousal Support in Kansas City?

Basically, those seeking alimony must meet two qualifications in order to be awarded alimony.  These include:

  • ŸYou lack sufficient property (marital and otherwise) to provide for your reasonable needs, AND
  • You are the custodian of a child whose circumstances or condition prevent you from working outside of your home, or you are otherwise not capable of supporting yourself through appropriate employment.

Contact The O'Connor Law Firm Today

When you need an aggressive Kansas City spousal support lawyer who will represent your best interests, you can rely on The O'Connor Law Firm to fight vigorously on your behalf.  We have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the laws governing alimony, and will provide you with unsurpassed legal guidance and support.  We urge you to contact our Kansas City, MO family law firm today for a free case evaluation at 816-788-6676.

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Kansas City Spousal Support Attorney & Alimony Lawyer, Matt O'Connor

Matt O’Connor was previously a professor of the law of evidence, and he knows what it takes to successfully defend or assist anyone who is dealing with family law issues.  When you hire his team, you will get unparalleled personal attention and care that you won’t receive from any other law firm.  Matt O'Connor has over 20 years experience in the court room, and has often times been called upon as a legal contributor for programs like the national Fox News channel and many other local Kansas City stations.