Are you concerned about a spousal support issue? Contact the divorce and family law team at Moore, Schulman & Moore, APC. With over 200 years of collective experience, we have handled countless spousal support cases. If you and your spouse cannot agree on spousal support, the matter will be decided by a judge.
Spousal support, also known as alimony, can be temporary or permanent. Spousal support exists to help the petitioning spouse maintain the marital standard of living or to reenter the workforce to become self-sufficient.
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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
Enforce Spousal Support in San Diego County
Has your ex stopped making their spousal support payments? If so, then you can ask the court to enforce the spousal support order by holding them in contempt of court. If they still do not pay, then their wages could be garnished and they may even face penalties for contempt of court.
Are you no longer able to afford court-ordered spousal support? In this case, act quickly to request modification of your support order before your ex seeks to enforce spousal support.
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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