Explained By an Experienced Los Angeles Divorce Attorney
Divorces contain many tough issues for the litigants; child custody, child support, property division, and spousal support or what is known as alimony. You may think, for whatever reason, that you are due to receive or pay a large amount of spousal support or alimony. The Law Office of Eric J. Proos, P.C., will help you during your request or opposition to spousal support or alimony.
The Law Office of Eric J. Proos, P.C., is here to help you during this tough time of divorce. We will assist you in all aspects of your divorce, including requesting or objecting to spousal support or alimony.
Unlike child support in California, spousal support, or alimony is determined by need not by legislative or statutory guidelines, taking into account the age and health of both spouses, the couple’s standard of living established during the marriage, each spouses earning capacity, the length of the marriage, the status of the spouse who may have primary custody of any minor children, whether either party worked during the marriage, to name a few. Cal.Fam.C. §4320 provides also for the Court to use any factors it chooses.
Spousal support, or alimony, depending whether its temporary, rehabilitative, or permanent, can be requested the day the divorce petition is filed and end at the close of the case [temporary], or may be for a fixed period of time, or until the payee spouse remarries or dies.
Rehabilitative support means the spouse with higher earnings pays the lower-earning spouse, while that lower or no earning spouse searches for employment or receives education or training to expand their job options. It is usually ordered for a fixed period of time, or until the payee spouse can become self-supporting.
Call The Law Office of Eric J. Proos, P.C., today to schedule your free consultation to discuss spousal support or alimony. There is never a wrong time to have a Los Angeles divorce attorney help you during your dissolution of marriage process.