Pasadena Spousal Support Attorney
Are you seeking alimony in your divorce?
When a couple divorces, support is often awarded to help a spouse maintain the same or similar standard of living that was established during the marriage. Temporary alimony can also be awarded depending on the situation. Support is not mandatory, and the court will consider various aspects of the relationship when deciding if it will be granted, including:
- The duration of the marriage
- The age and health of each spouse
- Each spouse's income and assets
- Each spouse's debts and liabilities
- Each spouse's earning potential
- If there are minor children, which spouse has primary custodial responsibilities
- The ability of an unemployed spouse to find a job
- The contributions each spouse made to the marriage
- A spouse's ability to pay support
- Tax consequences
Couples can work out their own agreements regarding support in addition to deferring the matter to the court. If you are intending to divorce, contact a Glendale divorce lawyer to discuss your eligibility for support and how to draft an agreement. A divorce attorney can review your case and provide useful legal information regarding support issues.
Dedicated Pasadena Family Lawyer
The payment of support is frequently a contested issue during a divorce. The Graves Law Firm has helped many clients over the years work out agreements with their ex-spouse regarding support and other divorce issues. They have a thorough understanding of support laws, and can provide effective legal counsel in any support matter. The firm's rates are extremely reasonable, and they will ensure your rights and interests are protected. They care about your needs, and want to see you get your life back on track as quickly as possible. The attorneys at The Graves Law Firm are attentive and accessible to their clients and keep them updated on the status of their case.
Contact a Pasadena alimony lawyer for qualified legal advice and representation if you are seeking spousal support as part of your divorce settlement.