The state of California recognizes the mutual responsibility for support between spouses. An order for alimony (spousal support) is designed to allow both spouses, after divorce, to maintain as nearly as possible the lifestyles they experienced during the marriage.
If you or your spouse will be requesting temporary spousal support during divorce proceedings and temporary or permanent alimony after the dissolution of your marriage, it is important to work with an attorney with the appropriate experience in order to protect your financial interest. If you would like to speak with a member of our Los Angeles family law firm, please contact our office to arrange a complimentary consultation.
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Alimony: How long and how much?
The court has broad discretion when ordering alimony. Factors the court will consider when determining permanent or temporary spousal support include need and ability to pay, the length of your marriage and, for each of you: earning potential, occupation, education, health, age, willingness to prepare for a new occupation, and balancing factors related to the division of marital assets.
At Stolar & Associates in Los Angeles, our attorneys have extensive experience in negotiating child support, child custody, and alimony. A lawyer from our office would be glad to explain what options are available to you under California family law.
Enforcement and modification of a spousal support order
Our Los Angeles family law firm will help you with proceedings for a post-decree modification of an order for alimony. Our attorneys handle modification motions and assist clients in enforcement of existing orders.
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