Are you concerned about spousal support negotiations in a North County divorce? How is the amount of spousal support determined in a North County or Carlsbad divorce case? Unlike child support, which has specific guidelines established by law, spousal support is much less defined.
If the matter is taken before a Judge, the Court will usually consider the lifestyle enjoyed by the couple during their marriage, and attempt to somewhat level the financial playing field between the two parties.
The duration of the marriage will have a significant impact on the spousal support ordered by the Court. There are many other factors which will come into play including the age of the parties, their health, the employability of each spouse, the division of child custody and parenting time, as well as the sacrifices made by one spouse to support the other during the course of the marriage.
Litigating the matter in Court is often the most expensive and time consuming route. The fastest and least expensive method is for us to negotiate this on behalf of our clients. Our decades of trial experience informs these negotiations with the other party and their counsel. We advocate on behalf of our client to accomplish the goals and objectives we have established together. Our Certified Family Law Specialists provide sound counsel and advice as we support and represent our clients in these types of negotiations.
Mediation is another effective tool during spousal support negotiations in a North County divorce. An effective family law mediator may be able to help the parties reach a spousal support agreement in a timely and cost-effective manner. Mediation is confidential, and should provide a productive atmosphere while keeping your personal information out of the public record.
Mediation or spousal support negotiations in a North County divorce usually save the parties a substantial amount of time and money.
Spousal support negotiations must balance many factors including tax issues, the division of property and even child support. If you have questions or concerns regarding spousal support negotiations in a North County divorce we invite you to contact us or call 760-434-3330 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.