Spousal Support/Alimony

Distinguished Legal Group Spousal Support Lawyer

Find Answers About Alimony or Spousal Support

legal accountingPayments by one spouse to another are called spousal support, and was previously referred to as “alimony”, or “maintenance.” It is generally paid for a certain period of time to assist the receiving spouse to improve job skills and become self-supporting. In the case of a marriage of long duration, health issues, or other situations, spousal support may be paid for a longer period of time.

There is no definite rule on the length of time or the amount of alimony or maintenance which will be paid: Under California Family Code Section 4320 there are a number of factors for the court to consider.

Why hire our Distinguished Legal Group alimony attorney?

• Affordable, compassionate, and skilled advocacy
• 100% confidential consultation to begin your alimony / spousal support case
• Board Certification as a Family Law Specialist—a feat accomplished by less than 1% of attorneys in California

If you have questions or concerns about alimony or alimony modifications in your unique situation, consult a Distinguished Legal Group divorce lawyer with years of experience handling divorce or legal separation.

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legal consultationSpousal support is typically ordered in a marriage where one spouse has a greater earning capacity than the other. In some cases, this can be because both partners invested time and resources to improve one spouse’s earning capacity, such as supporting a spouse through school. In other cases, spousal support is needed to equalize the situation where one spouse stayed home to care for the children, lowering earning ability and leaving job skills to become out-of-date.

In these and other circumstances, spousal support can enable the recipient spouse to:

  • Maintain the standard of living that existed during the marriage
  • Improve education and make job skills current
  • Maintain lifestyle before divorce is finalized (temporary spousal support)

Whether you would be the paying or the receiving party, the alimony lawyer at our firm understands the financial stresses of this time. We can work to ensure the court also understands this, helping you gain a favorable decision. Call Distinguished Legal Group for an initial, confidential consultation to discuss your family law concerns. We have the experience and determination to fight for your rights and interests in any legal issue involving spousal support.

Contact a Distinguished Legal Group spousal support / alimony attorney at our firm for aggressive legal representation.


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