Spousal Support Established in a North County Divorce

How is Spousal Support Established in a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Are you concerned about your ability to support yourself financially after a divorce? How is spousal support established in a North County divorce?

If you are going to receive support from your former spouse, how long will it last?  Will you have to find employment and become self-sustaining?  These are often among the first concerns our clients share when meeting with our experienced Carlsbad divorce attorneys. The issue of spousal support can be a bit complex, and this is why it is important to work with the seasoned Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke and Domercq.

There are multiple factors that will actually determine if you will see spousal support established in a North County divorce.  One of the most important factors is the length of your marriage. If you were married for longer than 10 years the amount and duration of support could be more substantial than for marriages with a shorter duration.

Spousal support in North County is usually based upon the lifestyle you enjoyed while married, as well as other factors regarding your role during the marriage and the likelihood of your ability to sustain yourself after the divorce.  For example, the Court will weigh the sacrifices made to support the other party during the marriage.  This includes working to support your spouse while they pursued an education or a professional certification or license.

If you left the work force to raise and care for children from the marriage the Court will take this into consideration when considering the amount of spousal support to be ordered.  This will be blended with other factors such as your own work experience, skill set, employability as well as your age and overall health.   Additional factors will include the income of the other spouse, taxes, as well as the impact of domestic violence.

Answering the question “How is Spousal support established in a North County divorce case?” is very situation and fact specific.  Each case is unique, and our attorneys work aggressively to protect your interests and accomplish your objectives.  There is no specific formula for spousal support (unlike child support) in California.  The experience and expertise of our attorneys will make a significant contribution to the successful outcome of your case.  We invite you to contact Burke & Domercq or call 760-712-3741 to learn more or schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers.