Making Good Decisions About Spousal Support

If you separate from your spouse or dissolve your marriage, one household budget essentially becomes two. California law recognizes that the sudden change can have an impact on the finances of each of the spouses or partners.

The Family Code allows judges to award two types of support. Temporary spousal support is a form of alimony to maintain the status quo while the divorce is pending. Permanent spousal or partner support may be ordered in the final divorce decree.

Since 1989, the Law Offices of Richard K. Isles in Riverside has served as a formidable family law practice that is dedicated to protecting the rights and finances of men and women in family court.

Mistakes To Avoid So That You Can Move Forward

Our attorneys have represented men and women in local courts throughout the Inland Empire. We will help you avoid mistakes such as:

  • Assuming alimony will be awarded — Spousal maintenance, or alimony, is not necessarily a given in the dissolution of a marriage. It depends upon the facts and circumstances of the individual case.
  • Failing to prepare for when alimony ends — Permanent seldom means forever, especially in short-term marriages. The actual duration of alimony can differ significantly from case to case, and can be modified in post-judgment proceedings, if circumstances change.
  • Being unaware of legal nuances — It may seem tempting for you to simply punch a few numbers into a spousal support calculator and leave it at that. It is critical for you to understand, whether you expect to pay or receive support, that there are nuances to the law — especially in short-term marriages, as well as low- and middle-income households.

When you work with our lawyers, we thoroughly review every relevant detail about your financial structure, including the relative income of each party, the length of your marriage and the standard of living that you and your soon to be ex-spouse experienced during the marriage to develop a strong position to safeguard your rights in alimony disputes.

Turn To More Than 25 Years Of Experience To Protect Your Finances

If you are facing a divorce or separation in the Inland Empire, it is important for your financial stability to have the guidance of a dynamic and aggressive family law attorney to help you to make informed choices about your future. Our strength in negotiating and litigating favorable outcomes can be your advantage in obtaining the best results possible. To arrange a no-pressure, free consultation with a skilled trial lawyer, send us a message online or call 951-643-3829. We have offices in Riverside, Temecula and Corona to serve you.