Spousal Support after a Long Term Marriage in North County

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

How does spousal support usually work after a long term (10+ years) marriage in North County San Diego? The important time frame in these cases is 10 years of marriage. If you are married less than 10 years, the amount and duration of spousal support is often much leass than what is awarded in longer term marriages.
Once you cross the 10 year threshhold new factors will play a more important role in determining spousal support in a Carlsbad or North County divorce case. Unlike child support guidelines in California, spousal support does not have the same financial calculus or formula established in family law. Spousal support much more flexible and is based upon several “factors” including but not limited to:
The length of the marriage
The age and health of both parties
The ability to gain meaningful employment and earn a living wage
One party giving up a career to manage the household and raise children
Supporting the other spouse financially during eductation or professional licensing
The present lifestyle of the parties
While spousal support after a long term marriage is often a contentious issue, the experienced Carlsbad divorce attorneys at Burke & Domercq have represented clients in negotiations, mediation and before the courts of North County for decades. We protect our client’s interests and work to achieve the best possible outcome.
If you are concerned about spousal support in a Carlsbad or North County divorce we invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and contact us or call 760-712-3741 to schedule an appointment.