Carlsbad Alimony Lawyer
An Experienced Attorney Can Help You Navigate Alimony Matters in California
We have helped many men and women in the area navigate the California alimony process. If you are seeking spousal support or are concerned that you will have to pay spousal support, we can help. Our experienced family lawyers here at Erica Bloom Law can help you determine what kind of support is best for you and your financial situation. We can help you file for, or defend against, alimony.
How Is Alimony Calculated in California?
California courts use a guideline to determine the amount of spousal support. The guideline takes into account the length of the marriage and the ability of the receiving spouse to become self-supporting. The guideline also factors in the ages of both spouses and their ability to earn money. While the guideline is a helpful tool, the judge has some discretion in determining the amount of support. This means that the judge can order above or below the guideline depending on the circumstances of the case.
What Is Permanent Alimony in California?
There are two types of alimony in California: permanent and temporary. Permanent alimony is paid by the higher-earning spouse for a longer period of time, while temporary alimony is paid for a shorter period of time. Courts may order permanent alimony if they find that the receiving spouse lacks the ability to become self-supporting or that the paying spouse lacks the ability to pay the marital obligation.
Do I Need an Attorney for Alimony?
Piling on legal fees can make an already difficult situation even more stressful. However, alimony cases can be complicated, and the right attorney can help you reach a favorable outcome. Whether you are seeking spousal support or are worried that you will have to pay spousal support, an experienced attorney can discuss your options with you and help you reach the best outcome.
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