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Spousal Support Lawyer in Murrieta

How Is Alimony Determined in California?

During the divorce process or when your spouse has served you with papers, you may have a number of concerns. One of the most common of these is how either spouse will manage to get by without financial support, especially if they were not the one working and earning a paycheck during the marriage.

At The Grey Legal Group, APC, we understand that this situation can be especially stressful. We can offer you advice and guidance and provide you with information on the way that spousal support is typically decided. Contact our Murrieta family law attorneys today to discuss your situation.

Who Is Entitled to Spousal Support?

It would be wonderful if both parties in a divorce or legal separation could continue to maintain the lifestyle they were accustomed to during the marriage. However, the reality is that as a result of separation, it is often difficult to maintain two separate households at their previous finiancal level. For this to happen, in some circumstances the court may make orders for spousal support. This monetary award may be available for the lower income earning spouse to be financially supported to some extent and for a certain period of time.

Our skilled and knowledgeable Murrieta spousal support attorneys can guide you and help you understand what assets and issues will be considered so you know what to expect. The court's general goal is for the lower income earning spouse to become self-supporting but there are certain terms which are taken into account as well.

Spousal support awards may be based on the following factors:

  • Income of each spouse
  • Duration of the marriage
  • Earning capacity of each spouse
  • Health of the parties

Call The Grey Legal Group, APC today at 951.363.2255 to schedule your free consultation.

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