Attentive Advocacy For Your Spousal Support Goals
The decision to divorce is typically followed by a number of teachable moments. The need to be educated about the laws governing spousal support is one of them.
Spousal support, also known as alimony, is usually awarded to a spouse who cannot support herself or himself after a marriage or domestic partnership has ended.
There are two types of spousal support: temporary spousal support, which is paid while the dissolution is pending in court, and permanent or long-term spousal support, which is paid after the dissolution is final. Temporary spousal support is determined by the use of a computer program that is based largely on the incomes of the parties and certain other financial items and tax consequences. The amount of permanent or long-term support depends upon several factors: duration of the marriage, standard of living during the marriage, the age and health of each party, the assets and obligations of each party, and many other factors that the court must take into consideration when making an award of permanent spousal support.
If you are divorcing and unclear as to how appropriate levels of spousal support are determined, get the facts you need from the experienced family law attorneys at Whipple, Mercado & Associates, LLP, in San Ramon.
Our skilled divorce lawyers will protect your rights in spousal support matters throughout the legal process. We also provide the guidance necessary when post-divorce circumstances change and spousal support obligations need to be modified.
Have circumstances changed to warrant a modification of spousal support? Did the payer or payee get remarried or divorced again? Lose or get a new job? All of these constitute a change of circumstances to modify spousal support.
Does your judgment or marital settlement agreement leave spousal support open for an unspecified period of time? Can spousal support be terminated after you enter into a judgment or marital settlement agreement? Get the answers you need and more from our experienced attorneys at Whipple, Mercado & Associates, LLP.
Our versatile law firm excels at pursuing modifications and court-ordered enforcements that compel parties to comply with those obligations.
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