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When couples go through a divorce or a legal separation in California, one of them may have to pay spousal support, or alimony, to the other. This is an amount ordered by the courts with the intention of making the divorce/separation economically fair - spousal support is not awarded in every case, but is common in situations where one spouse was a stay-at-home parent without income or where one spouse works but makes significantly less money than the other. Whether you are the higher earning spouse being asked to pay spousal support or the lower earning spouse seeking spousal support, how this amount is awarded can either positively or negatively influence your financial circumstances for decades to come. That’s why it’s so important to enlist the help of an aggressive and knowledgeable lawyer who can make a strong appeal for the best outcome!
The Ventura spousal support lawyers at Southern California Attorneys, A.P.C, have over 60 years of combined experience advocating for and defending the rights of individuals who are going through a divorce or separation. Our attorneys will take the time to get to know you, listen to your story, get an accurate picture of your financial status and goals, answer all of your questions, and give you an idea of what you can expect while working with us. We’ll use our extensive knowledge of California family law in order to work towards a support resolution that lays a good foundation for your future! Regardless of how challenging your case may be, you can rely on our experience and winning track record to give you an advantage. Call today to request a consultation.
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Spousal support is not awarded in the same way that child support is. While child support is usually determined according to strict rules and even mathematical formulas, courts have broad discretion when deciding whether or not to award spousal support, how much to award, and for how long it will be paid. Spousal support is also much harder to enforce. There are many different types of support options (rehabilitative, durational, lump sum, etc.), and the court will take into consideration a variety of different factors before making a final judgement. These could include how long the marriage lasted, one party’s ability to pay support and the other party’s need for support, what the standard of living was for both parties during the marriage, both parties’ employment situations, the custody arrangement and care of the children, and more.
Because there are many nuances involved, and because the smallest details can have a major impact on how much support you will either receive or will be ordered to pay, you need to work with a local lawyer who will pay attention to these details and not let anything slip through the cracks. We will position your case persuasively in front of the judge. Sometimes, especially when sizable assets are involved, divorce or separation can become hostile, and spousal support can be wielded as a weapon by either party. Our Ventura spousal support lawyers always strive to take an amicable, collaborative approach when possible because it is the most efficient option, but we are not afraid to fight for your rights if necessary! You can trust the outcome of your case to us.
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Ventura is a beautiful, vibrant coastal community located in between Santa Barbara and L.A.. While the Southern California city is known for its small business pride, a focus on great education, and fun-loving surfers, divorce and family separation happen here just as often as they do in other Southern California towns, and handling an alimony situation here can be just as complicated, particularly if one spouse has a small business interest. The lawyers at Southern California Attorneys, A.P.C., are well equipped to handle Ventura spousal support cases. Call today to request a consultation and learn more about your legal options!