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How Can I Get Spousal Support in a San Diego Divorce?

On Behalf of | Nov 25, 2020 | Spousal Support

You may be wondering “How can I get spousal support in a San Diego divorce?”  Spousal support is usually a tool the Family Court considers to level the financial playing field between the two parties.  While child support is fairly straight forward and based upon specific calculations, spousal support is much more vague and legally complex.  This is why it is important to work with the Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq.  We provide detailed insight and sound counsel to our clients in all matters associated with their divorce or family law case.

You can get spousal support in a San Diego divorce in situations such as:

To balance the financial resources available to the former spouses as they go through the process of a divorce.  This is referred to as “temporary spousal support.”

A request of the Court as part of a restraining order in a domestic violence case.

To balance and support the financial requirements of a lesser-earning spouse for a period of time after the divorce is completed.  This is usually accompanied by instructions from the Court for the recipient to become self-sustaining within a given period of time (known as a “Gavron Warning”).

To provide longer term financial support for a spouse who has given up their career to raise children or manage the household in marriages exceeding ten years.

“How can I get spousal support in a San Diego divorce?”  Our attorney will need to establish the lifestyle you and your former spouse enjoyed during the course of your marriage as well as the need for the support itself.  Many factors will go into the Judges decision such as the financial and employment viability of you and your former spouse, the age an health of each party, the length of your marriage and other resources or community property which is available to you during and after the divorce.

Spousal support is a complex legal issue in a San Diego divorce. Protect your own interests and contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment for a remote or socially distanced consultation with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists.