Seeking an Award of Temporary Spousal Support

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

One of the first issues Burke & Domercq often manages for our clients is the request for an order of temporary spousal support. The court recognizes the need to maintain a fairly level playing field between the spouses during a divorce, and there are many grounds to request an award of temporary spousal support to provide financial stability and to help offset much of the cost of moving forward with a North County or Carlsbad divorce.
Temporary spousal support is often awarded in cases where one of the spouse earns less than the other, and is usually requested within an immediate time frame at the beginning of the divorce process. If your spouse has moved out you may need the help to keep the mortgage on your home current or to keep up with rent payments.
Burke & Domercq’s experienced attorneys may request additional temporary orders for child support and other important financial and safety related precautions. The divorce case must be opened prior to an award of temporary spousal support or child support.
These questions should be part of your initial divorce planning. This is why we invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and contact us or call 760-712-3741 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys. We will discuss your questions and help to ensure you have the resources necessary to begin and complete the divorce, or respond and protect your interests if your spouse has already filed papers.