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Alimony Attorney in Phoenix

Protecting Your Rights & Best Interests

The Law Office of Steven N. Cole is a Phoenix divorce and family law firm with over 25 years of experience in working with local clients. If you are facing an issue involving alimony, also known as spousal maintenance, then you need to ensure that you have the necessary resources on your side to help you achieve the outcome that you seek. With the right lawyer, you can rest assured that we will build a case designed to help you obtain the results that you need, whether you require additional financial support or easier payments.

When you choose to work with our experienced divorce attorney in Phoenix, you will receive effective representation.

We implement all of the following aspects into every case that we handle:

  • Over 25 years of experience
  • Proven methods of representation
  • Personal and individualized attention

Our legal team is dedicated to the success of our clients, and you can rest assured that we will work closely with you every step of the way. If you need to decrease your alimony payments or you are receiving benefits but you need these adjusted, our firm can help. It is important that you understand the laws concerning this issue and that you have effective legal help on your side.

Who Receives Alimony in a Phoenix Divorce?

No party in a divorce case is guaranteed an award for spousal maintenance, but either party can request these payments. When it comes to determining which party should be ordered to pay, the judge can make this decision after assessing a variety of factors that are based on the principle of fairness.

Factors that the judge will consider include:

  • Each party's age
  • Each party's health
  • Each party's income
  • Duration of the marriage
  • Current standard of living
  • Each party's earning capacity
  • Each party's personal resources

The judge will also take into consideration the contributions that both parties have made to the marriage. Every person has a unique situation and will require the knowledgeable guidance of our Phoenix alimony attorney. Contact us today for legal assistance navigating an alimony case!

Types of Spousal Maintenance in Arizona

Alimony can only be awarded prior to the finalization of the divorce. If you fail to request alimony as part of the divorce, you cannot go back and do so later.

Different types of alimony can be awarded, which include:

  • Alimony pendente lite - The court can award alimony pendente lite between the initial filing of divorce and the time that the divorce is made final. This type of alimony is used during divorce to maintain the standard of living established during the marriage.
  • Rehabilitative alimony- Time-limited alimony is called rehabilitative alimony. It supports the recipient while he or she goes back to school.
  • Permanent alimony- Only in rare circumstances can you receive permanent alimony, which has no specific end point.

There is much more to the legal issue of spousal maintenance, and it is crucial that you have an attorney on your side that can help you understand your options and pursue the support that you need for your future.

We Offer Evening & Weekend Appointments

Receive the legal help that you need from our Maricopa County divorce attorney. Our founding lawyer has decades of experience helping clients navigate their cases. We also offer weekend and evening appointments, as we understand the difficulties associated with time management and family law issues. When you need personalized representation and compassionate legal assistance, contact our Phoenix alimony attorney.

Call (480) 725-3355 for a free case evaluation so that you may obtain some information and insight into your case.

Why Choose Steven N. Cole?

Your Family Depends On It
  • Over 25 Years of Dedicated Divorce Representation

  • Rated Top Divorce Attorney in Phoenix by Avvo

  • Committed to Building Individual Client Relationships

  • The Latest Resources and Information on Family Law

  • Evening & Weekend Appointments Available

  • Strong Client Testimonials & Online Reputation

  • Free Client Consultations & Case Evaluations

  • Legal Solutions Tailored to Your Unique Situation

Client Testimonials

Read What Former Clients Are Saying
  • “Excellent, really!”

    Former Client

  • “He handled my custody case with care.”


  • “His kindness, attention to detail, and persistence in all aspects, embody his genuine character and passion for success.”

    Dr. Mustafa

  • “Custody - Spousal Maintenance - RECOMMEND!!”


  • “An attorney with results!”

    Former Client

  • “I lucked out and picked the right attorney that matched my integrity.”

    David W.

  • “He is the best and I'm confident you will get justice if you find yourself in a similar situation like I was.”


  • “I have been using Steve for 3 years now and his Firm is ...”

    Former Client

  • “Steven is professional, honest, listens, and answered all my questions promptly.”

    Stewart L.

  • “Knowledgeable, experienced and gets it done.”


  • “Steven and his office can remember your name first hand when you call and when you arrive at there office.”


  • “He almost took it on a personal level to make sure things were done right and in a timely manner. ”

    Former Client

  • “Aggressive, Up Front & Honest, Caring”

    Former Client

  • “Vicki always is always so sweet and makes sure that she helps me also.”

    Christine S.

  • “His staff was easy to work with. Overall a great experience.”


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Our Commitment to Excellence

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating - Steven N. Cole. Top Attorney
  • Avvo Superb Rating - Top Attorney - Divorce
  • Family Lawyers Assistance Project outstanding contributions 2015