Spousal support is similar to child support, in that it is a payment that one individual must make to his or her ex-spouse in order to help make ends meet in the period following the divorce. Generally speaking, spousal support (also known as "alimony") is a temporary requirement put in place so that both spouses can become accustomed to living on a single income, instead of dual incomes. However, there are circumstances in which spousal support may become a permanent requirement. You have no way of knowing what you can expect to pay or be paid unless you call and speak with a Covina divorce attorney from my firm today.
The amount of support that will be paid, if any, and which spouse will be paying it to the other are all determined by careful calculation and investigation by the judge that is presiding over your divorce case. The following factors are all taken into consideration:
If one spouse becomes permanently disabled or if they were already permanently disabled before the separation occurred, spousal support may be a permanent fixture in order for the disabled individual to make ends meet.
When determining spousal support, both parties may think they have a right to support. However, a judge will try their best to be fair in this process and either spouse may find themselves responsible for support payments, regardless of gender. If you believe you are owed spousal support or if you feel your spouse in unfairly pursuing support from you, it is essential that you contact my firm, the Law Offices of Paul A. Eads, A.P.C. My firm has years of experience handling divorce cases, many of which include issues of spousal support. I can help protect you for the future by fighting tirelessly for your financial stability today.
Contact a Covina spousal support lawyer from my firm as soon as possible to discuss your spousal support situation.