Following a divorce or a legal separation in Calabasas, a court may order the higher-earning spouse to pay the lower-earning spouse a specific amount of money on a regular basis. This is known commonly as “spousal support”, or “alimony”. It compares to child support, but the laws and procedures surrounding spousal support differ greatly. For one thing, courts have much broader discretion when deciding whether or not to award alimony and if so, how much and for how long, unlike child support, which is strictly specified. It is also harder to enforce alimony than it is child support. Because of these nuances, having the right attorney on your side can make a significant impact on the amount of spousal support that you either receive or are required to pay. If you are seeking support, you have to be able to position your situation correctly in front of a judge and make a persuasive argument for the amount you deserve; if you are being asked to pay support, you have to do the same thing in order to avoid paying more than you need to. Divorce can get messy, especially when there are sizable assets involved, and how alimony is awarded can impact your financial circumstances for years to come. You need a tenacious lawyer who will fight to protect your rights!
Our Calabasas spousal support attorneys give clients throughout California the highest level of legal representation during and after divorce. At Southern California Attorneys, A.P.C., we will take the time to listen to your story and make sure we have an accurate picture of both your marital and financial situations and your goals. We’ll then work hard to advocate for a support resolution that lays a good foundation for your future! Our lawyers are always available to answer questions and give advice; we want to do everything possible to get you the results you want. No matter how challenging your case may be or what complex issues are involved, you can trust our experience and winning track record to give you an advantage! Call today to schedule a consultation.
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The purpose of spousal support is to minimize what can sometimes be an unfair economic effect of divorce - the lower-income or no-income spouse being financially devastated when they lose the dual income that marriage provided. There are many types of spousal support awarded (rehabilitative alimony, durational alimony, lump sum alimony, etc.) and there are many factors the court may consider when awarding alimony (length of the marriage, party’s ability to pay support, party’s need for support, standard of living during the marriage, employment of both parties, the care of the children, and more). The amount of spousal support awarded will depend on the details of your case; our detail-oriented lawyers make sure that nothing slips through the cracks and that the court hears your side of the story.
The lawyers at Southern California Attorneys, A.P.C. have over 60 years of combined legal experience guiding clients through divorce, custody, modification, and spousal support situations. You can trust that we have your best interests at heart! While we always seek collaborative solutions because they are easier on families, we know that especially in spousal support disputes, conflict is common, and we are more than capable of defending your rights. Even if negotiations cannot be amicable, we do our best to minimize drama and give you peace of mind. We can help you understand your options for pursuing or avoiding spousal support!
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Calabasas is one of the wealthiest cities in the U.S., which means that many divorcing individuals we work with have significant assets at stake. Not every spousal support lawyer is qualified to deal with these types of cases, but we are! Southern California Attorneys, A.P.C., is your first choice for legal representation in the Calabasas community. Call our office today to schedule a consultation and get started!