Spousal Maintenance

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 for any of these reasons if it finds that the spouse is seeking spousal maintenance qualifies under Arizona law. A.R.S. § 25-319(A 1-4)

The maintenance order shall be in an amount and for a period of time as the court deems just, without regard to marital misconduct, and after considering these relevant factors. A.R.S. § 25-319(B 1-13)

If both parties agree, the spousal maintenance order and a decree of dissolution of marriage or of legal separation may state that its maintenance terms shall not be modified. A.R.S. § 25-319(C)

Except as provided in subsection C of A.R.S. § 25-319, or section A.R.S § 25-317, subsection G, the court shall maintain continuing jurisdiction over the issue of spousal maintenance for the period of time maintenance is awarded.

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