Orange County Spousal Support Lawyers

Understanding Spousal Support In California

Spousal support can be awarded to one spouse during a divorce in order to provide a fair standard of living between the two parties. Typically, the higher wage earning spouse will make support payments to the lower wage earning spouse, provided he or she has the means. There may be temporary support provided while the divorce is in process and permanent support which is granted as part of the final divorce order.

In Orange County, California, temporary spousal support is often computer generated. As to permanent support, the judge may use broad discretion in determining the spousal maintenance award, if any, and the amount.

Using the factors set forth in Family Code §4320, the courts will consider a variety of factors when considering spousal support such as:

  • Length of marriage
  • Income of both spouses
  • Ability to earn income in the future
  • Education level
  • Family lifestyle
  • Other aspects of the divorce settlement

Protecting Your Financial Rights In Matters Of Alimony

Spousal support is almost always a highly contested area of divorce, especially if the couple is parting on bad terms. The alimony you are ordered to pay or receive can have a significant impact on your financial well-being and your future. It is therefore essential to work with an experienced law firm that will aggressively fight for your rights.

At Rosen & Rosen, LLP, family law is all that we do. We have an intricate knowledge of spousal support laws in California, as well as the discretionary factors that a judge may consider when granting an award.

In some cases, we are able to negotiate favorable alimony terms with opposing counsel. But if we feel you are not being treated fairly by your spouse, our lawyers are fully prepared to bring your matter to trial. We are well-known throughout the community for our trial representation, and are tenacious in our pursuit of results on your behalf.

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To learn more about your legal rights regarding spousal support, contact Rosen & Rosen, LLP, to speak with one of our knowledgeable Orange County spousal support attorneys.

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