For many people facing divorce, the amount of spousal support or alimony they will receive or will have to provide is a main concern. In California, spousal support is not a mandatory award. The court, using a wide variety of statutory factors must decide whether spousal support is appropriate in each case, the amount of the award, and the duration of the award. Navigating the complex laws, special circumstances and individual concerns requires the use of a highly skilled attorney trained in the area of spousal support law.
Spousal Support Determinations
A spousal support award is made on the basis of several statutory factors that include:
- The Respective Incomes of the Parties
- The Health of Both Parties
- The Educational Level of Both Parties
- The Marital Standard of Living
- Retirement Benefits
- The Length of the Marriage
- The Tax Consequences of an Award
- Any Other Factors that the Court Determines is Relevant and Just
The attorneys at Furubotten Law are experienced in representing parties on both sides of the issues. Whether you will receive spousal support or are facing the possibility of having to pay spousal support, our attorneys consistently reach optimum outcomes for our clients.