Missouri Maintenance Laws

By Jordan Rapoff Cordell & Cordell Missouri Divorce Lawyer Alimony is now called maintenance in Missouri. The court may grant a maintenance order to either spouse but only if the court finds that the spouse seeking maintenance: 1. Lacks sufficient property, including marital property apportioned to him/her, to provide for his/her reasonable needs; AND 2. Is unable to support himself/herself 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. If a Missouri maintenance order is awarded, the order will extend Read more