Spousal Maintenance Strategies

Determining Type and Duration, Defining Income, Anticipating Modification and Ensuring Enforceability

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Thursday, April 14, 2011

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This CLE course will provide guidance to counsel for determining spousal maintenance and for overcoming challenges related to type, duration, modification and enforcement.


In preparing a case for spousal support or maintenance in a divorce proceeding, evidence must be presented to determine how much and how long such support will be paid.

There is no set formula for determining spousal maintenance amount and length. Among the factors considered are the financial resources of the parties, the amount of time until the party seeking support will be in a position to independently support him or herself, and the length of the marriage.

Counsel must understand and address issues such as type, duration, modification and enforcement to best meet the needs of the client.

Listen as our authoritative panel of family law attorneys examines the determination of spousal maintenance, including a discussion of when and how long it should be paid. The panel will address issues such as defining income, modification of spousal support and enforcement—and offer best practices for tackling these issues.



  1. Determining income for spousal maintenance
    1. Type of maintenance
    2. Duration
    3. Defining income
    4. Factors for determining maintenance award
  2. Modification of spousal maintenance
    1. Premarital agreements
    2. Post-nuptial agreements
  3. Enforcement


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What factors are considered when determining the type of spousal maintenance to award?
  • What must be demonstrated to warrant modification of spousal maintenance?
  • How can parties ensure enforceability of spousal maintenance?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Laura W. Morgan
Laura W. Morgan

Family Law Consulting

Her expertise encompasses all aspects of family law. She authored the leading treatise on child support suidelines and...  |  Read More

Stephen M. Worrall
Stephen M. Worrall

GeorgiaFamilyLaw.com : Worrall Law

He is an experienced family law and wills, trusts and estate planning attorney. He concentrates his practice in all...  |  Read More

Brett R. Turner
Brett R. Turner

Senior Attorney, Family Law
National Legal Research Group

He specializes in family law. He authored Equitable Distribution of Property, a leading nationwide treatise on...  |  Read More

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