Helping You Determine A Fair Spousal Support Agreement

Divorce can dramatically alter your financial stability. When your household is no longer supported by two incomes or you no longer have the support of your spouse, your financial future can seem uncertain at best. This is why spousal support, also known as alimony or maintenance, is so important to many people in California.

Whether you expect to pay support or receive it, the right attorney can protect your rights and help you obtain a fair deal. At Thomas Law Offices, that is exactly what you will get. At our firm, we will listen to your concerns first, so we can make sure our approach is in line with your goals. We provide guidance to people in Newport Beach, Woodland Hills and the surrounding areas.

We are ready to help you get the spousal support agreement you need. Call us today at 818-538-8637.

Understanding The Types Of Spousal Support

You may be awarded or ordered to pay one of three main types of spousal support. The details of your situation will determine which is most likely for you. They are:

  • Pendente Lite or Temporary support: This is the support that is ordered as a temporary measure to keep the status quo while the supported party gets on their feet.
  • Permanent: Permanent support means there is no established date for when support payments will end. It is not meant solely to maintain the status quo that existed at the time of the separation, but rather requires the court to consider a variety of factors.

How Is Spousal Support Determined?

The amount of long-term spousal support a person pays or receives requires the judge to take many factors into account. Factors that judges in California take into account when determining spousal support include:

  • The ages and health of each spouse
  • The length of the marriage
  • Each spouse's contributions to the marriage
  • Each spouse's ability to obtain employment
  • The standard of living the couple enjoyed during the marriage
  • Whether the custodial parent needs to stay home with the children

Advocating For A Fair Agreement That Is In Your Best Interests

We know divorce and how to go after a spousal support arrangement that works for you. As a Certified Family Law Specialist, lawyer Kendra Thomas knows family law matters inside and out. She will advocate aggressively for your needs.

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