Spousal Support

We represent either party in a legal action to establish or modify spousal support (sometimes referred to as alimony).

As a general rule, spousal support in California is based on one spouse's ability to pay versus the other spouse's need for spousal support.

Some of the factors the Court considers in addition to these are:

  • Length of your marriage
  • Age and health of both parties
  • Potential earning power of the parties
  • The parties' prior living standard

Our job is to advise you what you can expect when it comes to spousal support. We will review your particular situation with you, and explain to you what the Court will consider when making a spousal support order.

We can also give you an estimate of what you can expect the spousal support amount to be. Though only an estimate, it helps you know what to plan for, so you can be prepared.

All of this may seem straightforward, but it's not. As you know, there are things in your life that make your situation unique. But what is it that the Court is concerned with versus what is irrelevant? A typical person does not know the answer to this. That is where contacting a skilled and knowledgeable attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome. A difference that may very possibly be what it costs to hire a qualified professional advocate to represent you.