Washington Alimony / Spousal Support

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

In the State of Washington, when a married couple or domestic partners split, a court may require one party to make monthly maintenance payments to the other. The amount and duration of the support shall be determined without regard to misconduct of either party.

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

Modification of Alimony in Washington

Maintenance can be modified only upon showing a significant change is circumstances.

Termination of Washington Spousal Support

Unless otherwise agreed to in writing or specifically stated in the decree the obligation to pay future maintenance is terminated upon the death of either party , the remarriage of the recipient of the maintenance or registration of a new domestic partnership of the party receiving the maintenance.

Washington statutes regarding alimony can be found here: Section 26.09.090, Maintenance Orders for Either Spouse or Either Domestic Partner

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