Spousal Support

Spousal Support

How does spousal support work in California?

No two cases are the same when it comes to alimony and determining who is most eligible for receiving payments depends on several different factors such as employment history, the length of marriage, health issues and any debts or liabilities either spouse may owe. Additionally, a judge might consider tax issues that could result from awarding one spouse spousal support over another.

When resolving spousal support matters in California, it is important to consult with an attorney to ensure that all legal requirements are met. In California, there are certain criteria which must be met before a court can award spousal support.

The amount of spousal support and the duration of the support is based on many factors including each spouse’s financial situation and income potential, as well as other criteria. An experienced attorney can help determine what type and amount of spousal support should be considered. Additionally, an attorney can represent their client during mediation or court proceedings to ensure they receive a fair settlement.

Having a knowledgeable attorney who is familiar with family law in California can be extremely beneficial when resolving spousal support matters. An experienced attorney will have the expertise to navigate complex legal issues, negotiate the terms of the settlement, and represent their client’s interests in court if necessary.

Can a working wife get alimony?

There are no hard rules about who gets spousal support. It is generally assumed that husbands should provide financial support for their wives after a divorce; however this isn’t always the case anymore. Working wives have just as much right to pursue alimony if their financial needs can't otherwise be met post-divorce and vice-versa. An experienced lawyer can assess your individual situation and advocate for what’s best for you in terms of alimony.

At Ashley A. Andrews, APC, we are dedicated to providing personalized representation for all family law matters, including those related to spousal support. We understand the delicate nature of these types of disputes and strive to help our clients reach an amicable resolution in the shortest amount of time possible. With years of experience handling spousal support cases throughout California, we have a proven track record of success and know how to get results for our clients. Contact us today for more information about our services and how we can help you resolve your spousal support matter in California.

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