Also referred to as alimony, spousal support is a payment that an independent spouse makes to a dependent spouse after divorcing or legally separating in order to maintain the same standard of living that was enjoyed during the marriage. In the past, spousal support payments were typically made by ex-husbands, the court will now order the party who is more financially independent to make these payments.
At Moshtael Family Law in San Diego, our spousal support team will help you pursue the spousal support order that is most appropriate for your needs. Backed by over 130 years of collective experience in the field, you can rely on our law firm’s ability to help you navigate the complexities of your spousal support case.
When deciding spousal support in California, there are numerous factors a judge will examine when determining spousal support.
Below are some of the factors that are commonly considered in such cases:
Additionally, unlike child support, enforcing a spousal support order is often more challenging. To enforce a spousal support order, the receiving spouse would have to take the paying spouse to court for a contempt proceeding, which would require more time and result in legal fees. If your spouse is refusing to make alimony payments, hire a spousal support attorney as soon as possible.
If you are unable to continue to make your spousal support payments, hire an attorney to file for a modification or your support order. Whatever you do, you should not stop making your support payments. You will still be responsible for all of your missed payments.
Are you in the middle of a spousal support case? You need an experienced attorney on your side to assist you throughout the process to ensure no unnecessary mistakes are made that could impact the success of your case. At Moshtael Family Law in San Diego, our spousal support attorneys have the experience that is necessary to help you obtain the results you are seeking.
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