Protecting Your Financial Interests In Spousal Support Disputes
After a divorce, one household becomes two, and the financial strain is often significant for one or both spouses. In some cases, it is appropriate for one party to pay the other spousal support, otherwise known as alimony, on a temporary or permanent basis.
At sherlock // anderson, pc, our lawyers have significant experience representing both sides of spousal support disputes in Roseville and throughout surrounding California communities. Our clients include spousal support payees, who are seeking the financial resources they need to cope with post-divorce life, as well as payors, who are being asked to pay alimony but have their own financial stresses to contend with.
Whatever side of the issue you are on, our lawyers have the skill and experience to guide you to a favorable outcome in alimony disputes and other divorce-related matters.
How Is Spousal Support Determined?
Factors courts look at when determining spousal support include:
- The length of the marriage
- The marital standard of living
- The age, health and earning ability of both spouses
- The ability of the paying spouse to provide support
- Contributions the supported spouse made to the education and job training of the supporting spouse during the marriage
- History of domestic violence
Our firm conducts thorough investigations into spousal support cases, working to uncover information in bank accounts, pay slips, tax records and other sources to accurately assess income and earning ability. We will leave no stone unturned in finding the facts that support your interests in a spousal support dispute.
Modifying Spousal Support
Spousal support is automatically terminated upon death or the remarriage of the receiving spouse. There are situations in which spousal support can be modified, including a significant change in income or earning ability. Whether you are engaged in initial spousal support negotiations or trying to stop a modification, our attorneys can provide you with the strong, knowledgeable representation you need.