Alimony/Spousal Support Attorney in Sacramento County and Marin County
Spousal support is not part of every divorce, but when the issue arises, it can be highly contentious. Not surprisingly, most people do not want to pay their ex-spouse for months or years to come following a divorce, while some divorcing spouses are in dire need of support. This issue regularly goes to court, and you want an alimony lawyer who will aggressively fight for your financial best interests before the family judge.
How Spousal Support Works
California law allows courts to order spousal support both during and after a divorce case. Generally speaking, spousal support is an issue when one spouse was the primary financial provider in the marriage, and the other worked less and contributed to the family and household in different ways. Alimony aims to support a spouse while they find employment that is sufficient to support themselves.
Spousal support is ordered in a specific amount and duration, and the court considers many factors, including:
- The employability of each spouse
- The age and health of each spouse
- Each spouse’s financial needs
- The length of the marriage
- Each spouse’s contribution to the marriage or to the other spouse’s career
Other factors might come into play, such as domestic violence, which might disqualify a spouse from receiving support.
Once you have an alimony order, you might later want to modify it, and there is a specific legal process required to do so.
Our Alimony/Spousal Support Lawyer in Sacramento County and Marin County Will Fight for You
If you are seeking spousal support, we will aggressively fight to make sure you have the financial support you need. On the other hand, if your spouse is demanding unreasonable support, we will work to make sure you do not receive an unfair order. To speak with an experienced alimony/spousal support attorney at Mason Law Office, you can contact us online or call us at (916) 587-2997.