What Is Temporary Spousal Support?
Temporary spousal support is spousal support ordered during the pendency
of the dissolution proceedings and before a final Judgment of Dissolution.
This is used to maintain the status quo of the marriage and is not based
on the length of the marriage.
The Court has wide discretion when awarding spousal support. However, for
temporary spousal support, the San Diego Family Law Courts generally use
a guideline formula. Our spousal support attorneys can tell you the amount
of temporary spousal support you may be awarded or have to pay based on
this guideline formula.
What Is Permanent Spousal Support?
Permanent spousal support is a spousal support order after a final Judgment
of Dissolution, which is based on the marital standard of living and the
length of the marriage. This is determined based on the totality of the
circumstances during the marriage and our San Diego spousal support attorneys
can discuss which factors the courts look to when making this determination.
Permanent spousal support is less predictable than temporary spousal support
as it is left to the wide discretion of the court.
How is Spousal Support Calculated?
Spousal support is determined by the following factors:
- The duration of the marriage
- The petitioning spouse's contribution to the marriage
- The age of both spouses
- The financial situation of both spouses
Putting Our Extensive Resources to Work for You
At Moore, Schulman & Moore, APC, our San Diego spousal support attorneys
are known for putting the needs of our clients first and foremost. When
addressing spousal support matters, we carefully review all the details
available in order to construct an effective and personalized strategy.
In addition, we consult with accountants and other finance professionals
to gain a better understanding of your financial needs. Our
legal team, which includes ten Board Certified Family Law Specialists by the California
Board of Legal Specialization, will take care of all the details of your
case and keep you informed regarding its progress.
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