Seal Beach Divorce Lawyer Achieving Equity
in California Spousal Support (Alimony) Cases
In California, some courts are currently steering away from large, long-duration spousal support (alimony) awards. The notion of divorce as a payday for one party and a financial life sentence for the other is no longer relevant in many cases.
Spousal support (alimony) is based on the established financial need on one side and the ability to provide support on the other. The length of the marriage is one of the primary factors in determining whether in what amount, and how long support will be awarded.
The courts have a lot of flexibility in crafting divorce and spousal support (alimony) orders. In most cases, the judicial watchword is “equity.” It can take an experienced attorney to ensure that your interests are best served and that the judge’s concept of equity accounts for your needs and supports your goals.
In every case, the court wants what’s fair. Seal Beach divorce lawyer, Ann A. Thomson helps her clients in Orange County and surrounding areas of Southern California establish fair and workable spousal support (alimony) agreements. She represents men and women seeking support as well as those who need experienced representation to avoid being forced to pay unfair or overwhelming spousal support (alimony).
If you are interested in finding real a solution regarding spousal support (alimony) in your divorce, please contact Ann today to schedule a free and informative initial consultation.
Complex Factors in Determining Fair Spousal Support (Alimony)
In California, “fault” does not come into play in determining who has to pay support, how much, and for how long. The family law courts have a lot of discretion when it comes to spousal support and there are many factors the courts may take into consideration when ordering support. For instance, if a person receiving spousal support (alimony) is found to have committed domestic violence, by law the support typically ends. Other factors the court will consider are the duration of the marriage; the marital standard of living; age and health of the parties; and earning capacity.
Ann A. Thomson will provide a flexible, creative approach based on her extensive experience. At the Law Office of Ann A. Thomson, you will receive the focused attention and individualized support you need to meet your short-term needs and accomplish your long-term goals.
Contact Ann A. Thomson for a Free Consultation
To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your spousal support (alimony) needs, please call our Orange County office at 562-431-4333 or send Ann an e-mail now to request an appointment. Major credit cards are accepted.