Montebello Spousal Support Lawyer
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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.
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Spousal 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, alimony 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where one spouse stayed home to care for the children, lowering earning ability and leaving job skills to become out-of-date.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, alimony 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 The Law Offices of Beatriz A. Pelayo-Garcia 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.
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