SPOUSE SUPPORT ATTORNEY

Spouse Support

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At The Law Offices of Damian Nolan, we are committed to offering our clients superb, honest and courteous service that takes into account their unique needs and concerns. Our Lakewood family lawyer will deal with all the paperwork, all the court requirements and all the headaches on your behalf. We are here for you.

While child support is a requirement, spousal support (also called alimony or spousal maintenance) is not. Spousal support orders are made at the judge’s discretion. At The Law Offices of Damian Nolan, we help both men and women understand California law and how it applies. We are also strong advocates for our clients’ legal rights and financial interests.

 

Determining The Amount Of Alimony

 

Spousal support amounts depend on several factors, including:

 

How long the couple was married

If the earning potential of both parties is at a level high enough to continue to live in the fashion they have become accustomed to

Whether the requesting party has the skills necessary to become employed

Whether education or job training will be needed

Whether the requesting party was unemployed during the marriage in order to care for children

Whether the requesting party aided the other party in gaining training, skills or education

Whether the person who is supposed to pay spousal support has the ability to pay

The debts and assets of each party

The age and health of the parties

Tax consequences to both parties

Other factors that the court deems relevant

 

How Long Does Alimony Last?

 

How long spousal support is to be paid depends on how long the couple was married. In marriages of less than 10 years, support is generally ordered for half the length of the marriage. In longer marriages, there is no time limit regarding the length of time that support should be paid.

 

The goal of the California family law system is to make each party self-sufficient as soon as possible. When a former spouse begins living with a member of the opposite gender, alimony can be terminated or reduced.

 

Free Consultation With Our Long Beach Alimony Attorney

 

The goal of our Lakewood spousal support attorney is to provide honest, courteous and diligent representation. At the same time, our lawyer works hard to keep your legal costs down and make the legal process as easy as possible on you. For a free initial consultation, call The Law Offices of Damian Nolan at 562-634-1115 or contact us by email. Our office is on the border of Lakewood and Long Beach.

FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION 562-634-1115

The Law Offices of Damian Nolan is located on the border of Lakewood and Long Beach. We service clients throughout the Los Angeles County. Our goal is to provide honest, courteous and diligent representation while striving to keep your legal costs down and making the legal process as easy as possible on you.