Spousal support, or alimony, is not appropriate in every divorce, but if you are entitled to spousal support or are responsible for paying spousal support, it is important to understand the basics as they apply to your situation. If you have questions or concerns about spousal support, you need the professional legal guidance of a dedicated California divorce attorney with extensive experience successfully handling complex spousal support cases.
Alimony refers to payments made by one spouse to the other when the divorce process or the divorce itself leaves the recipient unable to continue supporting themself – while the payor has the means to help. Spousal support breaks down into two primary forms that include the following:
Permanent alimony, in other words, may not actually be permanent – although alimony is sometimes set without an end date.
The alimony orders received upon divorce are based on a range of factors that include:
Temporary spousal support is intended to help the recipient maintain their current standard of living until the divorce is finalized and the division of marital property and permanent spousal support is determined. Permanent spousal support, on the other hand, helps to ensure that the recipient is able to continue supporting themself – generally while gaining the education, job training, or job skills necessary to become more financially independent.
Alimony can play an important role in your divorce terms, but receiving less than the amount to which you are entitled or paying more than you are obligated to pay can amount to a serious financial burden.
The skilled divorce attorneys at Miranda, Magden & Miranda, LLP – serving both the Monterey and Salinas areas – have an impressive track record of successfully guiding complicated spousal support cases toward advantageous outcomes that support our client’s rights and best interests, and we are here for you, too. Learn more about what we can do to help you by reaching out and contacting us today.
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