- The financial resources of the party seeking maintenance
- Rehabilitative training (the time necessary for the party seeking maintenance to obtain the training or education needed to make them employable in suitable employment)
- Standard of living during the marriage or domestic partnership
- Age, physical and emotional condition of the party seeking maintenance
- Financial obligations of the party seeking maintenance
- The other party's ability to meet their own needs and pay maintenance
- Length of the marriage or domestic partnership (maintenance is generally not awarded for short-term marriages/domestic partnerships of less than 3 years)
Because the court has so much discretion in making this determination, it is advisable to have the representation of an attorney. Contact a Kirkland family law attorney for more information.