Southern California Spousal Support Attorneys
Representation from Southern California Alimony Lawyers
Spousal support is not a factor in every divorce. Also called alimony or spousal maintenance, this financial arrangement involves payments from one spouse to the other as part of a divorce agreement. Whether you are seeking spousal support or defending against a spouse who is pursuing support payments, our lawyers can help. At the Law Offices of H. William Edgar, we focus on straightforward counsel.
Our goal is to get you results. We talk about "low stress, low risk" representation. What this means, quite simply, is that we pursue efficient resolutions. We don't waste your time, your money, or your energy. Instead, we save you from unnecessary stress by fighting for the results your family deserves in an efficient, straightforward manner.
Answering Your Questions About Support Maintenance in California
In some marriages, one spouse serves as the main "breadwinner" while the other is committed to caring for the home and/or children. In a divorce, the spouse who forfeited a career to care for the home may find himself / herself at a financial disadvantage. In these cases, spousal support may be granted.
Divorce proceedings can take a long time.
The court may order temporary spousal support until the divorce order can be finalized. Factors in determining spousal support include income, standard of living, and each spouse's ability to earn a living. The court does not favor wives over husbands or vice versa in granting spousal support orders.
How Is Spousal Support Calculated in California?
The court considers many factors when determining alimony California, including:
- Age of each party
- Health of each party
- Tax consequences
- Length of marriage
- Marketable skills of each party
- Any history of domestic violence
- Any criminal conviction
- Whether or not supported party can become self-supporting
- Each party's debts and assets, including separate property
- Whether or not supported party can become self-supporting in the near future
- Needs of each party as determined by standard of living sustained during marriage
- Whether or not one supported the other in obtaining education, career, training, or licensing
Free Consultation with an Alimony Lawyer
We offer free case evaluations. We have offices throughout Southern California, including Temecula, Riverside, and Anaheim. Call the Law Offices of H. William Edgar at (888) 251-9618 today to learn more about our standards of representation and how we can advocate effectively for you during this time.