Courtney and Mills
On September 13, 2006, despite the fact that it was Friday the 13th, Courtney & Mills, LLC opened its doors for business. Our firm consists of two attorneys—Ann Mills and Chad Courtney, along with three support staff. In the 10+ years since that day, we have chosen to remain a small firm so that we can form a personal relationship with you. This allows us to have a better understanding of your needs.
From us, you can expect an atmosphere where you will be educated about the law as it applies to your case. We provide options so you understand the paths your case may take. We also provide resolutions you can live with, while knowing sometimes the only resolution is to allow a judge to decide the issues.
In Missouri, alimony is now called maintenance. Maintenance is the money one spouse pays the other to help with expenses. Maintenance is not guaranteed in a divorce proceeding. It is completely up to the court to grant it, and it is determined by factors like the marriage’s length, how much each spouse makes, and any disabilities.
In many cases, maintenance is subject to change. The court can terminate or change the terms as it sees fit. For instance, If the spouse receiving maintenance suddenly gets a higher paying job, then the court may reevaluate the situation to determine if maintenance is even necessary anymore.
At tax time, it is important to keep maintenance in mind as you fill out your returns. To the person receiving maintenance, that money is taxable. For the person paying maintenance, that money is tax deductible instead.
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