California family laws are often imprecise regarding spousal support and maintenance following the dissolution of marriage. The various types of alimony are divided into several categories, generally determined by the length of marriage and the roles the spouses played to support each other during the marriage. If alimony will be a consideration in your forthcoming divorce settlement, your attorney will be responsible for fighting for an equitable arrangement, based on a variety of financial and lifestyle factors.
For many years, Feinberg & Waller, APC, has been recognized as a prominent California family law firm serving the legal needs of residents in communities throughout the Los Angeles, California, metro region. Attorney Marshall Waller leads a team of professionals who understand the important role that spousal support plays in the financial future of our clients.
Contact us to discuss your spousal support issue. We have a successful record of protecting our clients' rights on both sides of the alimony issue.
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Types Of California Spousal Support
In general, there are two types of alimony that can be awarded:
Permanent support, which deals with the support to be received at the conclusion of the divorce going forward
Temporary support, which is designed to maintain the status quo (as much as possible) during the divorce. Both are critical to the needs and abilities of the parties and both must be given careful attention in their determination.
When determining alimony, the judge will consider factors such as:
- Earning capacity of both parties
- Marketable skills of the party seeking alimony
- Accustomed standard of living
- Future earning capacity caused by periods of unemployment
- Contributions made toward the education of the supporting party
- Debts and financial assets of both parties
Spousal Support Modifications
If your life or income has changed, you are entitled to seek a modification to your original alimony agreement. We represent clients on either side of the alimony issue. There are many options that may be available to you. We will explain the process and how the courts are likely to view your circumstances.
We use our knowledge and experience to analyze your situation and develop solutions tailored to your specific needs. Our skills in untangling legal and financial intricacies help protect your rights, while we advocate assertively for your financial interests. Our attorneys regularly attend continuing education seminars in Los Angeles and other counties within the state of California to stay abreast of new developments in the family law arena and those areas affecting spousal support.
Legal Counsel You Can Rely On
Our firm is known throughout Southern California for its skilled, effective, well-crafted, and refined factual presentations. Contact us to discuss your spousal support or alimony modification needs.
**The initial consultation is free to clients who retain Feinberg & Waller, APC. A significantly reduced flat fee is charged for the initial consultation. That fee is credited back to the client upon retention, thus resulting in no charge for the meeting. In the event the initial consultation fails to result in the retention of Feinberg & Waller, APC, the potential client nonetheless receives the consultation services at the significantly reduced fee.