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Spousal Support Attorneys in Newport Beach

Understanding California Spousal Support (Alimony) Laws

In California, one spouse may be ordered to pay the other a certain amount of money upon a divorce or separation. This is referred to as spousal support, or alimony. This money is typically paid each month for a set period of time, and in some cases indefinitely. There are many different issues to consider that will affect spousal support, and this is just one aspect of a divorce.

Make sure your interests are fully protected by a seasoned attorney. As a Certified Family Law Specialist, Attorney Kendra Thomas of Thomas Law Offices can provide the expertise and counsel you need.

We can help you understand:

  • Whether you may be entitled to receive or obligated to pay spousal support;
  • How long spousal support will last;
  • What factors may facilitate a change or termination of support;
  • How spousal support may affect your taxes; and
  • How spousal support is calculated.

Call our Newport Beach divorce lawyers at (949) 799-3357, and get answers to your questions and insight that applies to your unique situation.

Temporary vs. Final Spousal Support Orders

When divorce proceedings are first initiated, the judge may issue a temporary spousal support order. A set formula is typically used to calculate this, but a final spousal support order will only be issued after a judge has reached a decision considering a number of key factors. These may include the length of the marriage, each spouse’s income, the standard of living established in the marriage, the age and health of each spouse, and how property is going to be divided. It is important for your case to be properly represented and your interests protected when spousal support is determined.

In contested and uncontested divorce proceedings, our Newport Beach spousal support attorneys utilize years of experience to help our clients reach agreements and orders that suit their needs. We are also skilled in divorce mediation and can take this collaborative approach to resolving spousal support disputes. No matter the circumstances or status of your case, you can count on our professionalism and care.

For powerful legal counsel related to establishing, enforcing, modifying, or terminating spousal support, call (949) 799-3357.