Montebello Spousal Support Lawyer
Concerning Alimony or Spousal Support
Payments by one spouse to another are called spousal support, 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 in each case before it makes a ruling. If you have questions or concerns about alimony or alimony modifications consult a
Montebello divorce lawyer with years of experience is assisting clients who are facing
Alimony Lawyer in Montebello
In a marriage one spouse often has a greater earning power than the other. This can be because both partners invested time and effort into improving one spouse's earning capacity. In the case where one spouse stays home to care for children, job skills can become out of date leaving the stay-at-home spouse with lower earning ability. To equalize the situation a spousal support order can be requested of the court for an amount which will maintain the standard of living which existed during the marriage allowing time to improve education or bring job skills current. Temporary spousal support and temporary child support can also be ordered by the court prior to the completion of a divorce and the issuing of the final decree. A spousal support or alimony lawyer at our firm assists clients with spousal support issues or an
alimony modification to maximize the financial benefit to our client.
A divorce lawyer at our firm understands the financial stresses which can exist at this time and works to ensure the court also understands in order to gain a favorable decision. Call The Law Offices of Beatriz A. Pelayo-Garcia for an initial consultation to discuss your family law concerns. We have the experience and determination to support you and fight for your rights and interests in any legal issue involving spousal support.
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