California courts may order the higher-earning spouse to pay the lower-earning spouse a certain amount on a regular basis following a divorce or legal separation. These payments are known as “spousal support”, or alimony, and how they are awarded can impact the financial situations of both spouses for years to come. The court has discretion when awarding alimony, which means that it is critical to have an experienced attorney on your side who can position your case correctly in front of a judge. Whether you are seeking spousal support or being asked to pay support, our aggressive spousal support lawyers will ensure that your rights are protected!
Divorce can get messy when there is financial inequality between spouses or when sizable assets are involved; we fight for a fair outcome. At Southern California Attorneys, A.P.C., we have over 60 years of combined experience on our team both helping clients secure alimony and defend against it. Our lawyers will take the time to get to know you and get an accurate picture of your financial goals, and then work hard to achieve a support resolution that lays a good foundation for your future.
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). Our detail-oriented attorneys can explain your options! We offer the highest level of quality representation during this challenging time in your life. Call today to schedule a free consultation!