Are you involved in a dispute over the amount or duration of spousal support in a North County or Carlsbad divorce? Spousal support is one of the issues which often causes disagreement between divorcing couples here in Carlsbad. Unlike child support, which is based upon established guidelines (for the most part), spousal support is much more “negotiable” and is based on several factors based upon your unique circumstance. There are obvious financial limitations based upon available income and other factors including child support.
This is an area where our experienced Carlsbad Certified Family Law Specialists can make a substantial impact for our clients. Generally speaking, the Court will often look at the established lifestyle the couple enjoyed during the marriage, as well as the length of the marriage and the contributions of each partner.
Did one of the parties give up work to stay home, manage the household and/or raise children? Did one of the parties support the other as they pursued a degree or professional license?
A dispute over the amount or duration of spousal support in a Carlsbad or North County divorce can lead to lengthy and costly delays. We are often able to negotiate a successful resolution in these cases. Mediation may prove to be another cost-effective and timely alternative in a spousal support dispute.
Our attorneys work to understand your goals and objectives and the spousal support going forward. If the marriage lasted less than ten years the Court will usually favor limiting the duration of spousal support, and may issue instructions to the party receiving support regarding it’s duration and the need to seek and maintain meaningful employment. The Court will look at the quality of work and associated income, and compare it to the past work experience, education, health and abilities of the party receiving support.
If you are beginning the process of a divorce, or are involved in a dispute over the amount or duration of spousal support we invite you to protect your own interests and contact us or call 760-434-3330 to schedule an appointment for a remote or socially distanced consultation with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists.