Washington Alimony Law is called the maintenance, and in general, it is the payment made to the low-wage earning spouse by the other on the court’s order.
This is to avoid the unfair financial consequences resulting from a divorce. In general, the alimony awarded is not permanent and is only a rehabilitative one.
Factors that prevent maintenance:
There is no gender discrimination in awarding alimony, but certain aspects will prevent the party from obtaining it.
These aspects include:
- Financial Self-sufficiency of the spouses,
- Sound Income earning abilities, and
- A short marriage that lasted under 2-3 years.