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Alimony, or spousal support, is a critical element of many divorce proceedings. Spousal support is offered to the lower-earning partner to help assist them financially during and/or after the divorce process.
If spouses cannot agree on whether one party will pay the other or on the specific amount of support, the court will have to decide whether to award alimony and how much support to offer. Whether you negotiate the terms or are allowing the court to make a ruling, you will need to retain an experienced spousal support attorney.
Choosing Ham Family Law, P.C. means partnering with a team that is committed to protecting your rights and interests. We take pride in our ability to offer personalized attention to each client, ensuring that we understand your needs and objectives fully.
Our office has a twofold approach: we provide individualized legal advice and representation while maintaining an empathetic and understanding demeanor. We know that legal proceedings can be emotionally taxing, which is why we strive to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.
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In California, courts consider several factors when deciding whether to award spousal support. These include the length of the marriage, the standard of living during the marriage, and each spouse's earning capacity. Other considerations include the age and health of the parties, the needs of each party, and the ability of the paying spouse to pay.
How Long Does Spousal Support Last in CA?
The duration of spousal support awards depends on the type of alimony awarded. Temporary alimony is awarded to a spouse who needs financial support during the divorce proceedings and only lasts until the divorce is finalized. Other alimony awards last for what the court considers a “reasonable amount of time,” which is generally determined based on what half of the length of a couple’s marriage is. Ultimately, however, the court has the discretion to order support to be paid for a longer or shorter period. All just to say, the support award and duration is subject to many factors that Ham Family Law, P.C. can discuss with you.
No matter how long the court orders alimony to be paid, alimony will be terminated if the recipient spouse remarries or if either party dies. A recipient party who also cohabitates with a new partner can have their spousal support terminated as well.
Navigating through the legal process alone can be overwhelming. By choosing to work with Ham Family Law, P.C., clients get the benefit of a team that understands the intricacies of the law and can guide them through each step of the process. We provide personalized attention and customized services, ensuring that each client's specific needs are met.
Moreover, our track record speaks for itself. With a wealth of experience in the field and an impressive list of satisfied clients, Ham Family Law, P.C. has proven its ability to handle even the most complicated spousal support cases with professionalism and empathy.
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