Spousal Support Lawyers in Oceanside
We Can Help You Secure, Contest, Modify, or Enforce Alimony
Spousal support, also known as alimony, can be a source of contention in any divorce. California courts consider that the obligation to financially support your spouse may extend beyond divorce depending on the circumstances of your situation. This issue is frequently subjected to court intervention where a judge will have to determine whether to award spousal support and, if so, how much to award and for how long.
Whether you need to seek, contest, enforce, or modify an alimony award, you can rely on Palmer Rodak & Associates. Our firm is a leader in family law representation throughout our community due to our long-standing presence here, our exceptional credentials – we have a California Certified Specialist in Family Law Trial Advocacy on our team – and proven results.
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Types of Spousal Support in California
The purpose of spousal support is to ensure adequate financial resources for nonworking or lower-earning spouses during and after a divorce.
California courts recognize various types of spousal support, including:
- Temporary support while the divorce process is ongoing
- Rehabilitative support, which gives the lower-earning spouse the financial resources to gain the education, training, or work skills necessary to become self-supporting
- Reimbursement support, designed to repay a spouse who helped finance the other’s education or training for career advancement during the marriage
- Permanent support, generally only available in long-term marriages where a spouse is unable to become self-supporting due to age or illness
When determining the amount and duration of alimony awards, courts consider several relevant factors.
These factors can include:
- The duration of the marriage
- Each party’s age and health
- Each spouse’s education and training
- Each party’s earning capacity, expenses, and tax liabilities
- Any history of domestic violence
Spousal Support Modifications
A spousal support order may be modified in the years following a divorce if substantial changes in your life or financial circumstances have occurred. Job loss, promotions, serious illness or disability, and remarriage are examples of such changes. Modifications must be requested and approved by the court.
Need legal assistance from an Oceanside spousal support attorney? Connect with Palmer Rodak & Associates by calling (760) 573-2223.
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