Montana Alimony / Spousal Support

Montana alimony, also referred to as spousal support is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other, by court order or through agreement of the parties, for support and maintenance.

Montana spousal support is intended to preserve the economic status of both parties, as it existed during the marriage.

In a proceeding for dissolution of marriage or legal separation or a proceeding for maintenance following dissolution of the marriage by a court that lacked personal jurisdiction over the absent spouse, the court may grant a maintenance order for either spouse only if it finds that the spouse seeking maintenance: (a) lacks sufficient property to provide for the spouse's reasonable needs; and (b) is unable to be self-supporting through appropriate employment or is the custodian of a child whose condition or circumstances make it appropriate that the custodian not be required to seek employment outside the home

The maintenance order must be in amounts and for periods of time that the court considers just, without regard to marital misconduct, and after considering all relevant facts

Spousal support or maintenance in Montana can be awarded based on these factors:

Modification of Alimony in Montana

According to Title 40 Chapter 4 Section 208. Modification and termination of provisions for maintenance, support, and property disposition.

Montana statutes regarding alimony can be found here: Montana statutes

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