Determining Alimony in CA
Answers from a Proven Rancho Cucamonga Divorce Lawyer
Alimony, or spousal support as it's known in California, is commonly
a sensitive matter in divorce proceedings. When a couple has established
shared income during their marriage, the court recognizes that there should
be some consideration for the more dependent spouse. The higher earning
spouse, whether it be the husband or wife, will usually have to submit
to spousal support payments to allow the other spouse to transition to
life after the marriage ends.
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With nearly 50 years of family law experience, the team at the Law Office
of Beverly W. Quinn has seen countless clients through the process of
divorce and alimony negotiations. We make sure that we provide a sober
perspective on a couple's finances while securing an appropriate alimony
agreement that honors both spouses. Whether you are the paying or receiving
spouse, you can rest assured knowing we have the resources and insight
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How is Alimony Calculated?
Much like child support and custody, there are a number of different factors
the judge must take into account when rendering an alimony decision. They
often deal with the new realities each spouse must face after the marriage.
To make a spousal support ruling, the judge will consider:
- Skills and education of the supported spouse
- Any unemployment that occurred during the marriage
- The current job market
- Any employment or educational opportunities a spouse gave up
- Each spouse's mental and physical health
These are just a few of the many factors that can be relevant in deciding
an alimony payment schedule. While there are free spousal support calculators
available online, determining an accurate number can only happen in court
when all relevant factors have been clearly presented to the judge.
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Spousal support can also come in other forms. Sometimes the court may allow
a lump sum to be paid, or order payments that only last during the divorce
proceeding. Whatever the case may be, the only way to ensure that an agreeable
alimony schedule is determined is by making sure your circumstances are
emphatically asserted in court by your legal representative.
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Rancho Cucamonga divorce lawyer.