How is Spousal Support Calculated in Carlsbad Divorce Cases?

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

We are often asked how spousal support is calculated in a North County or Carlsbad divorce case. Unlike child support, where California has published specific guidelines and calculations, spousal support or “alimony” as it is often referred to is much more discretionary. This often leads to dispute and expensive litigation as the parties work to protect their interests during a divorce.
This is why it is so important to have the representation of one of the most experienced and proven Carlsbad divorce and family law practices. Burke & Domercq have decades of experience and expertise in spousal support cases before North County family law courts. We provide our clients with informed insight based upon 20 to 30 years of actual experience in these contentious cases.
Our goal is not to drive up the cost of your divorce through litigation. Our goals are directly established by our clients. We work to accomplish those goals as quickly and cost-efficiently as possible while achieving most or all of our client’s objectives throughout the case.
The spousal support page on our website comprehensively outlines California law on this subject. However, even a quick glance will tell you that this area of family law is quite complex and based upon a broad range of factors that must be considered by the judge or magistrate in your case.
Mediation is an effective tool for resolving spousal support disputes in Carlsbad without the need for expensive and time consuming litigation. Our attorneys are experienced negotiatiors and work diligently to find a negotiated solution that meets our client’s objectives.
There are some instances where it is in our client’s best interest to ask the judge to decide these matters. In these cases it is the experience, knowledge, skill and expertise of your Burke & Domercq attorney that will make a substantial impact on the outcome in your case.