Support and Alimony
What is alimony?
Spousal support, commonly referred to as alimony, is one aspect of divorce that will require an attorney’s help. Under California law, both husbands and wives wishing to divorce may be entitled to spousal support depending upon their financial circumstances. In some marriages, one partner holds a steady job and is responsible for earning a large percentage of the family’s income while the other partner either works part time or has the duty of caring for children and maintaining the household. When there is a significant variance in the earning potential of one spouse from the other, the spouse who earns less may wish to seek spousal support from the other. Alimony is a monthly payment that covers every day expenses and ensures the financial security of a person after a divorce or separation.
Why hire an attorney?
Spousal support may be temporary or permanent, depending upon the needs of each spouse. There are a number of factors that will determine the length of time spousal support will be provided for and the amount of spousal support to be given. The length of the marriage, the income of both parties, the age and circumstances of both parties, and the standard of living before the divorce will all be considered when negotiating the amount & duration of spousal support. If you want to have an experienced, skilled legal representative helping you through this process to achieve optimal results, you should call Claery & Green to schedule a consultation with a Los Angeles divorce lawyer.
If you are interested in obtaining spousal support following the dissolution of your marriage, you should take immediate action to hire a divorce lawyer from Claery & Green. The attorneys at our law firm are experienced negotiating and establishing spousal support in situations of divorce, and they will work hard to get you the financial support you need to ensure your previous way of life.