Spousal Support

Rancho Cucamonga Spousal Support Lawyer

Establishing Fair Alimony in Southern California Divorces

If you or someone you know is going through a divorce and has questions about spousal support, a Rancho Cucamonga alimony attorney from our firm can help. At Family Law Advocacy Group, our firm is intimately familiar with all aspects of divorce and spousal support.

Whether you are looking to receive or challenge a judgment for spousal support, we can represent you during this time. Having a seasoned lawyer on your side will ensure that your rights stay protected and can help achieve a more favorable outcome in the end.

We are more than prepared to protect your rights. Call (909) 992-0188 today for your free consultation!

What Are the Different Types of Alimony?

Alimony can be one of the most contentious parts of any divorce proceeding, seeing as it may be the only way one of the parties can ensure financial stability following their separation. While the basic concept of alimony is fairly straightforward, there are several types of alimony that a judge may award in their judgment.

  1. Permanent Alimony: This type of spousal support will continue to be paid until the party receiving payment dies, the paying party dies, or the party receiving payment remarries. It’s important to note that there may be cases where the remarried spouse will still be able to receive alimony payments.
  2. Temporary Alimony: This type of spousal support, also known as pendente lite alimony, is designed to allow a soon-to-be former spouse maintain a certain standard of living throughout the divorce proceedings. It is typically awarded following a temporary court order, and ends once the divorce proceedings are completed.
  3. Rehabilitative Alimony: This type of spousal support lasts for a set amount of time, and is designed to give an ex-spouse the financial stability necessary to pursue job training, job experience, or education that will allow them to gain independent financial security. Rehabilitative alimony may also be granted to the parent who receives custody of a young child so they can stay home and take care of the children until they are old enough to go to school.
  4. Reimbursement Alimony: This type of spousal support or alimony is designed to reimburse one of the ex-spouses for certain types of expenses such as money spent on the spouse’s schooling or job training used to further or establish a career.

Factors Considered When Determining Spousal Support

In the state of California, a number of factors will be used to determine a spousal support arrangement. If you and your spouse are on speaking terms and feel that you can amicably agree on terms yourself, you can work together to craft a spousal support arrangement that you both agree with.

If not, a judge will take these issues into consideration when making a final determination:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Each spouse's level of education and ability to work
  • Quality of living enjoyed by the couple
  • Each spouse’s contribution to the marriage - both financial and non-financial
  • Debts and financial obligations that each party is leaving the marriage with
  • Each spouse's health and age

The outcome of a spousal support case will vary from case to case. We recommend that you consult with our compassionate attorneys if you have questions. We can help guide you through the steps of requesting alimony and fighting for the fair outcome you deserve.

When Does Spousal Support End in California?

Spousal support, or alimony, ends in the state of California when certain conditions are met. These include:
• The death of either spouse.
• The remarriage of the receiving spouse.
• The expiration of a pre-determined term (or “time limit”) set forth by a court order.
• A mutual agreement between both parties to terminate spousal support payments.
• An inability or unwillingness of the paying spouse to make payments as outlined by a court ruling.

The length of the marriage will be taken into consideration when determining alimony payments. When a marriage lasts less than ten years, California allows spousal support to be paid for half of that time. Any union that lasts more than 10 years will be considered 'long term,' and there is no specific duration to be applied. When determining support, the length of any separation periods prior to divorce may be considered.

Whether you need to file for spousal support or protect yourself from paying out more than is owed, we invite you to contact the Rancho Cucamonga spousal support attorneys at Family Law Advocacy Group.

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