April 29, 2022, In Spousal Support
At WHITMARSH FAMILY LAW, PC, our Los Angeles spousal support attorney discusses each of our client’s unique financial circumstances with them during their divorce proceedings, so they know what to expect going forward. That includes their eligibility to pursue spousal support.
California allows temporary, rehabilitative, and permanent spousal support to be awarded during a divorce, when applicable, which means not every marriage’s dissolution will end in one spouse receiving alimony payments.
Here is what you need to know about your potential eligibility for spousal support.
How Do the California Family Courts Determine Who is Eligible for Spousal Support?
If you and your ex-spouse did not agree on spousal support terms before your divorce was finalized, the court will determine if, what amount, and how long spousal support is awarded during and/or after your divorce.
California Legislation outlines the factors the courts will take into consideration when determining if one spouse is eligible for spousal support.
- Age and health of both spouses
- Length of the marriage
- Needs of each person, based on the standard of living they had during the marriage
- Debts and property distributed during the divorce
- Payer’s ability to afford the payments by calculating earned and unearned income, assets, and standard of living
- Existence of domestic violence
- Ability to work and properly raise children at the same time, when applicable
- Whether childcare or unemployment affected the career of one spouse
- Recipient’s ability to work without interfering with their children/family responsibilities
- Recipient’s contribution to the education, training, professional license, or career of the other spouse
- Recipient’s marketable skills and the employment opportunities
All spousal support requirements will be determined based on the merits of each case, which means your proven financial needs may be hugely different of another person.
We will fully outline your case to ensure no detail is left to chance, so you can plan your financial future with confidence.
Contact WHITMARSH FAMILY LAW, PC Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
If you have questions about divorce and spousal support, contact our skilled family law attorneys in Los Angeles County at WHITMARSH FAMILY LAW, PC by calling (310) 552-3505 to schedule a free consultation today.
We can help provide solutions that produce results.