The Issue of Spousal Support in a California Divorce
At the law office of Elizabeth Jones, a Professional Corporation, I provide comprehensive family law representation. With 15 years of experience focused on pursuing creative resolutions to complicated matters, I can address your questions about spousal support and tailor my representation to meet your needs. Contact an Newport Beach spousal support attorney today to learn how I can help.
Determining Spousal Support
In California, the courts consider many factors when determining if spousal support is necessary, and if so, how much should be awarded to the less-moneyed spouse:
- The income of both parties
- The education of both parties
- Each party's employment or ability to work
- The length of the marriage
- The age and health of both parties
- Any special needs
- Other factors
Spousal support (also known as alimony) is not automatic, but is often awarded when there is a large income disparity between spouses and under other circumstances. One of the objectives of spousal support is to provide the less-moneyed spouse with enough financial resources to maintain the lifestyle established during the marriage.
Determining spousal support does not have to be a contentious legal matter. There are dispute resolution options that would allow spouses to reach an agreement by working together cooperatively. I offer services in Mediation and Collaborative Law, both of which are alternatives to traditional courtroom litigation.
Contact an Orange County Alimony Attorney: Free Phone Consultations
Contact my Newport Beach office at 714-881-4068 or toll free at 888-844-9239 to arrange a free 15-minute telephone consultation with a lawyer or a one-hour in-office consultation for $150. You can also send me an e-mail.