A primary concern for couples facing divorce or legal separation is spousal support. How much am I going to be ordered to pay? How much am I going to receive? What is community property? How is the date of separation or divorce being calculated? A skilled spousal support attorney from Christian Schank & Associates family law practice can help you find the answers to all these questions, and more.
In California, there are two types of spousal support. A temporary spousal support lasts during the term of a divorce case, while a permanent or judgment spousal support order is ordered after a divorce has been finalized. In awarding spousal support, a judge will listen to the arguments from both side’s spousal support attorney as well as rely on the following factors:
- The respective income of the parties
- The age and health of the parties
- The marital standard of living
- Relative education
- The presence of domestic violence in the marriage
- The tax consequences of a spousal support award
- When the party did not work outside the home because of domestic duties
- Any other factors that the court deems to be important, relevant, and equitable
Although spousal support is granted based in part on marital standard of living, successfully obtaining spousal support requires a comprehensive investigation of marital finances, income and assets. If you are seeking spousal support from a self-employed spouse this can be a particularly complex matter best handled by a veteran spousal support attorney in California.
Alternatively, being stuck with outrageous spousal support payments can have long-lasting consequences on your quality of life as well as your current and future financial well being. Having an aggressive and experienced spousal support California attorney is necessary when a spouse is seeking support. Because getting a support order modified can be a long and difficult process, having an experienced and qualified California family law attorney from the outset is critical in getting a fair spousal support order.
Spousal Support Attorneys
Christian Schank’s spousal support attorneys have settled a variety of spousal support cases. Our California family lawyers have represented both the parties paying support as well as parties receiving support. No matter what your situation is, your spousal support attorney from Christian Schank & Associates has the skill to provide the most beneficial results possible for spousal support cases.