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Will There Be a Gavron Warning in Your San Diego Divorce

On Behalf of | Feb 18, 2021 | Spousal Support

Will there be a Gavron Warning in your San Diego divorce as it pertains to spousal support?  What is the Gavron Warning, and why is this an important issue in many California divorce cases?  Under California law the Court may want a recipient of spousal support to become self-sufficient over a period of time and to make reasonable efforts to gain appropriate employment.  The Gavron Warning is included in the formal written judgment toward the conclusion of a divorce case.  The addition of the Gavron Warning may be due to an agreed upon settlement or ordered by the Court in a contested matter.

What circumstances might warrant such an order will there be a Gavron Warning in your San Diego divorce case?  Each divorce is truly unique.  The circumstances surrounding each of the former spouses, the length of the marriage, their health, age, employment, income, lifestyle and education are just a few of the factors which will affect a temporary or permanent spousal support order.  For example, in cases where the marriage lasted for many years and the parties are older a Judge may not consider issuing the Gavron Warning at all.  Usually, the Court is seeking to establish the expectation that spousal support may not last forever, and the recipient of spousal support needs to make efforts to become self-sustaining.

Many of the aspects of California law surrounding the Gavron Warning are quite ambiguous.  This is designed to give the Judge a wide purview to decide how long to give the recipient to become self-sustaining and whether or not they have made and continue to make reasonable efforts to do so.

This is why it is important to contact the experienced Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq.  Draw on the decades of experience and sound counsel provided by our attorneys to learn more about your unique circumstances and how the law may be applied in your case.  We invite you to 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.