Providing Skilled Representation In Spousal Support Cases
During the divorce process, there will be discussion about the issue of spousal support. Often called alimony or spousal maintenance, these payments are designed to ensure that the lesser earning spouse has the opportunity to adjust financially after the divorce.
As you can expect, this can be a very contentious issue, and it is important to have an experienced legal team to help you from the very early stages of your divorce as the first support order will likely influence all subsequent orders. The lawyers at San Joaquin Family Law are here to assist you with all items connected to your spousal support case.
Not Just Telling You What You Want To Hear — Telling You How We Can Actually Help You
According to California law, courts are given wide discretion when considering whether or not spousal support should be awarded as part of a divorce.
They are able to decide both the length and amount of support as well. Alimony will often depend upon a number of different factors, which include:
- The ability of the alimony-seeking spouse to obtain work
- The expenses associated with learning or refreshing skills necessary to obtain a job
- The contribution of the spouses to the household during the marriage
This means that you will have an opportunity to tell the court why you feel support should or should not be awarded in your case. You must take advantage of this opportunity because you really only have one chance to get this right. Changing a spousal support order is a very difficult process, and you will have to spend more time and money attempting to achieve your goals.
Our lawyers will discuss an approach with you that allows you to obtain results. We provide straightforward and honest advice very early on in the divorce process to ensure that we have built a comprehensive strategy that is focused on your interests. We tell you what we believe is possible in your case, and we immediately get started on helping you get the answers you need.
Finding Answers In Your Case
No matter which side of this issue you may fall on, our attorneys are here to offer you practical representation throughout your case. To schedule your half-hour consultation, please call 209-478-2700 or send us an email. Our office is located in downtown Stockton, one block from the courthouse.