St. Louis Alimony Attorney

What you may know as "alimony" is now more commonly referred to as "spousal maintenance." It refers to money that is awarded to one ex-spouse and paid by the other ex-spouse after a divorce. Spousal maintenance is not awarded in every situation — rather, a set of factors is analyzed specific to each case.

My name is Melissa Featherston. I am a St. Louis alimony lawyer who assists men and women, payer and payee parties, in initial determinations and modifications of spousal support agreements.

There Are Different Types and Durations of Alimony

Spousal support can be awarded on a temporary or permanent basis. For example, an individual may be awarded rehabilitative support for a duration that allows him or her to finish an education or obtain employment. Or, support may continue for as long as the parties are alive or until the receiving spouse remarries. Each situation will be different and will depend upon a variety of factors, including:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The age and health of each person
  • The ability to pay
  • The financial need to receive support
  • The earning potential of the receiving party

If you are receiving support, or if you are paying support, you want to feel comfortable with the amount of money involved. I represent both types of individual in divorce and support matters, and therefore, I understand the entirety of what is involved in determining support. You can feel confident that when I advocate on your behalf, I have significant experience in the matter.

I also handle modifications to spousal support. Over time, the needs and circumstances of each party can change, and a modification may be sought and granted.

Call 314-400-2302 to Talk to a St. Charles, Missouri, Spousal Support Attorney

I assist clients who will be receiving spousal support and those who will be paying spousal support. I can ensure that the amount and type of support are determined in a fair manner. For a free consultation to discuss your alimony case, please contact my offices at 314-400-2302 or by e-mail.