Carlsbad Spousal Support Lawyers
Spousal support — sometimes called alimony or maintenance — is the subject of many myths and misconceptions. Awards of any spousal support at all are far from automatic, and California judges have broad discretion in determining how much will be paid for how long when they do award spousal support.
Whether you believe you should receive spousal support or may face a demand that you pay it, the lawyer you choose to represent you could prove pivotal for your financial future. As opposed to child support, which is based on relatively clear, consistent statewide guidelines, spousal support outcomes can vary widely based on the approach you take, the court where your case is heard, your attorney’s level of preparation and other factors.
Concerned About Spousal Support In Your Divorce? Do You Need A North County San Diego Alimony Modification Attorney?
Experienced Carlsbad spousal support attorneys at Burke & Domercq, LLP, are diligent in seeking both temporary and permanent spousal support awards that are as favorable as possible to our clients. Our efforts include:
- Performing rigorous research and aligning with specific client goals in targeting acceptable temporary and permanent spousal support awards
- Presenting options for establishing both a duration and amount tailored to our client’s objectives, exploring “step-up” and “step-down” scenarios, and pursuing negotiations or mediation in the effort to avoid costly litigation of this issue
- Ensuring that our clients understand how spousal support is taxed as we agree on an approach and help them prepare for life after divorce
- Pursuing and defending against spousal support modifications that may be justified by the payor’s or recipient’s substantial change in circumstances
Informed, Practical Advocacy For Your Financial Stability And Future
The length of your marriage and each spouse’s income and earning capacity are just a few of the factors that may be considered in establishing support obligations. If you need to seek a modification, it is important to act promptly. To discuss your concerns and objectives with an experienced lawyer focused exclusively on family law issues, please contact our firm.