Legal Information: Kansas


July 7, 2022

Can I get alimony?

Alimony, known as maintenance, is money paid from one spouse to the other for future support. The judge will decide how much money is to be paid, if any, based on whether it is fair (“just and equitable”) under the circumstances. If granted, it can be paid in a lump sum, or in periodic payments. The judge will decide if maintenance should be based on a percentage of earnings or on any other basis.

The judge can also make modifications to the maintenance payments, or terminate them according to circumstances.1

1 Kan. Stat. § 23-2902

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