• Cliff Coulter

How to Get Your Spousal Support

Updated: Aug 14

Ready for divorce but worried that your spouse has been paying the bills? Depending on the circumstances, your spouse may be required to pay you spousal support.


The court will analyze whether a spouse has a need for support and the whether the other spouse has the ability to pay for that need. As such, you may need to provide the court with pay stubs, W-2s, bank records, and income tax returns.


RCW 16.16.205 imposes a mutual duty of maintenance upon the spouses, enforceable against the community property and separate property of the spouses.


In other words the court can attach to your spouses separate property if your spouse does not stay current.


Speak to an attorney before providing financial documents to the court.

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