San Diego Spousal Support Lawyer
Overview of California Spousal Support Laws
When there is a significant discrepancy in the earning capacity of each partner during a divorce, it may become necessary for one person to provide spousal support to the other. Also known as alimony, spousal support is a way for the partner who makes less to maintain the same quality of life that they enjoyed before the divorce. Negotiating and determining spousal support can be a cumbersome process, and even in the most amicable of circumstances it may be necessary to consult a lawyer.
In cases where one spouse worked for the duration of the marriage while the other spouse took care of the home and children, the working spouse may be ordered to provide alimony to the non-working spouse. Likewise, if one partner makes significantly more money at their job then the other, they may be directed to pay spousal support to the other spouse. Ultimately a judge will decide if spousal support or alimony is necessary, and once ordered these directions must be followed. A divorce attorney from our team can help you in either case by protecting your rights and advocating for your interests.
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Spousal support can be a great help to individuals who might otherwise have trouble establishing or reestablishing a career after being married. If you have devoted a large portion of your life to children or running a household, and now find yourself in danger of struggling financially in the wake of a divorce, you should take the necessary actions to protect your future by hiring a lawyer from our firm.
At Claery & Hammond, LLP our San Diego spousal support lawyers provide representation to individuals who are either seeking spousal support themselves or have spouses who are trying to obtain alimony from them. No matter which side you are on, a San Diego alimony lawyer can help you. Contact us today to learn how we can help with your spousal support case!