Spousal support may be awarded if it is just and necessary, without regard to fault. An award of maintenance must fairly allocate the effect of the divorce by considering: the length of the marriage; the standard of living during the marriage; the age and health of the parties; the earning capacity of the parties; the financial condition of the parties (including health insurance); the conduct of the parties with regard to the marital property (for example, the court will consider whether one spouse unreasonably spent the marital assets) and; any other factors deemed relevant by the court. (Alaska Statutes 25.24.160)
While divorce may be common, when you go through it yourself, you still deserve dedicated, personal focus on your rights and unique situation. An experienced divorce lawyer can help you figure out the best way forward, explain the law, and represent you in court if it is ever necessary. Take the first step now and contact a local divorce attorney to discuss your divorce.