Spousal Support

By: Law Office of Rebecca M. Medina  07/30/2015
Keywords: Family Lawyer, Family Law Attorneys, Family Attorney

There are a variety of factors that are considered by California courts when determining whether spousal support shall be awarded to one spouse and in what amount. The purpose of temporary spousal support is to preserve the financial status quo to the extent practicable while the parties go through the divorce proceedings. Whether you are the spouse that could potentially pay support or receive support, it is crucial to have an attorney on your side that understands the intricacies and nuances involved and can use them to advocate for the best financial outcome for you. What You Need to Know About Permanent Spousal Support In some cases, a temporary spousal support order is replaced with permanent spousal support. Permanent does not mean for an indefinite period of time. There are various factors that California courts evaluate when determining whether permanent support should be awarded and for what length of time. A family law attorney like Rebecca Medina can assist you in obtaining a financially sound resolution to your case. Do You Need to File For Support? Spousal support can help a lower earning spouse regain their financial independence to assist in the restructuring of their life. Spousal support can help you obtain the financial resources necessary to move forward in a positive way after separating from your spouse. Are You Being Requested to Pay Support? If you earn more than your spouse in a divorce, you may have an obligation to pay spousal support. It is important that you protect yourself from being ordered to make unreasonable payments that would impact your own ability to provide for yourself or your dependents following a divorce. It is important that you protect yourself from being ordered to make unreasonable payments that would impact your own ability to provide for yourself or your dependents following a divorce. Rebecca Medina can help you understand your rights and obtain a support order that is in line with your circumstances.

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