san diego spousal maintenance

Spousal Support / Alimony

Spousal support, sometimes called alimony or spousal maintenance, is likely an issue whenever there is a significant difference in personal income between the two spouses.

What Are Spousal Support payments For?

Spousal support designed to provide the lower-income spouse with money for living expenses regardless of gender.

Courts make determinations regarding spousal support after considering many factors such as:

  • the length of the marriage,
  • the standard of living during the marriage,
  • as well as the age,
  • health,
  • earning capacity and
  • job histories of both individuals.

The issue of spousal support modification can have a profound impact on how they live day-to-day and plan for retirement. In many of our cases, we must negotiate or litigate to achieve a minimization or termination of this sometimes oppressive obligation in our client’s best interest.

In-Depth Reading: How Are Spousal Support Payments Calculated In California?
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