Trust Hoffer Family Law Firm with Your Divorce
When a divorce case is filed, the road ahead is paved with numerous issues that need to be resolved before you can move forward to a new chapter of your life. Divorce, after all, represents an ending and a new beginning. We are here to help you through it.
In many instances, alimony or spousal support may be granted to you or your former spouse. In California, the amount of spousal support granted is determined by many factors, including the length of the marriage. Our Thousand Oaks divorce attorney puts comprehensive family law knowledge to work for you, from filing requests for orders to negotiating a favorable settlement. Our alimony lawyer understands how complex spousal support cases can be, which is why we stand by your side throughout the process and aggressively advocate for the best possible outcome.
We have over 20 years of experience protecting our clients' rights during divorce. Call (805) 449-4290 today to seek the support you need and deserve.
What Does California Law Say About Spousal Support?
You might wonder how much spousal support you are responsible for paying or how much money you are entitled to. The purpose of support is to ensure both spouses maintain their financial status quo and help the lower-earning spouse maintain their standard of living. The amount of spousal support is based on several factors.
When determining spousal support, the court considers:
- How long the couple has been married
- The standard of living both spouses were accustomed to
- How much the higher-earning spouse can support the other
- The age and health of both spouses
- What employment skills the lower-earning spouse has
- How much hardship that support would cause each former spouse
- The need to receive support
- The ability to pay support
- Documented History of Domestic Violence
- Tax Implications of a Spousal Support order
Spousal support can generally be expected to last half of the length of the marriage for marriages under 10 years. If a marriage was longer than 10 years, the court may not set an end date for the alimony payment, but both spouses can request modification or termination at a later hearing. No matter how long your marriage lasted before one spouse filed for divorce, we aggressively advocate for your financial best interests.
The Hoffer Family Law Firm Gives You a Voice
At our firm, we know how to navigate the complicated terrain of spousal support agreements. Whether you and your former spouse choose to come to an agreement in mediation or take the fight to court, our Thousand Oaks alimony attorney aggressively and zealously works to preserve your finances.
Ready to discuss your case with our Thousand Oaks spousal support attorney? Contact us NOW at (805) 449-4290 for a consultation to discuss your case.