Los Angeles Spousal Support Attorneys in Claremont Serving Throughout California
One of the leading reasons cited by divorcing spouses as the cause of their split is differences over finances. That said, many spouses are reluctant to divorce based on the financial implications of a split. Spouses who may have sacrificed professional advancement and earning capacity in support of their families may worry about how they’ll afford basic living expenses. On the other hand, primary earners may be concerned that steep spousal support payments will leave them broke. An experienced spousal support attorney of Blasser Law can help.
Skilled representation to protect your interests in a California divorce
If your life has been turned upside down by a divorce, you deserve to have the support of a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney—someone who will fight to protect your rights and ensure you have the money you need to rebuild your life. The Claremont spousal support attorneys at Blasser Law are seasoned divorce litigators who have the knowledge of the law and skills as negotiators to help you obtain a fair resolution for your case.
How is spousal support determined in California?
Spousal support, also known as alimony, may be awarded by a California family court judge or determined in a marital settlement agreement when there is an economic disparity between spouses or partners. Spousal support can be awarded on a temporary basis (either while a divorce is ongoing or after a restraining order has been issued), or on a permanent basis (after a divorce is final).
Most California family court judges use a formula to determine the amount of temporary spousal support to award, but there is no formula for long-term alimony. When deciding whether and how much to award in permanent spousal support, California courts will consider:
- The spouses’ ages, health, and financial status
- The earning capacity of the spouses
- The value of the spouses’ debts and assets
- Whether one spouse had a diminished career or reduced earning capacity due to caring for the couple’s children or home
- How long the couple was married
- The couple’s standard of living during the marriage
- Whether one spouse made it possible for the other to earn a degree, career training, or a professional certification
- Whether one spouse was abusive toward the other during the marriage or partnership
- Whether there are tax implications from awarding spousal support
How the court interprets and weighs these factors depends upon the evidence introduced and the arguments made by each party’s attorney. If you are seeking alimony that is opposed by the other spouse, or if you are challenging the propriety or amount of a request for spousal support, our experienced spousal support attorney can help by preparing a strong case and presenting the facts in a compelling, persuasive manner that supports your interests.
Spousal Support Attorney Help with Your California Divorce
If you are facing divorce in California, don’t go it alone. Contact the knowledgeable, effective, and dedicated Los Angeles spousal support attorney at Blasser Law for a consultation in Claremont at 877-927-2181.