Spousal support orders in San Diego divorce cases are much less of a formula-driven process than child support. Judges have a much broader discretion as to when or if spousal support is to be awarded. The experience and legal skill of the lawyer you select to represent you in your divorce case will have a substantial impact on this issue.
Whether you wish to receive spousal support or are concerned about demands to pay it, the grounds for support will often be hotly contested. The amount of a temporary or permanent spousal support award makes a significant impact on the financial future of both parties.
There are many factors that the Judge will take into consideration, including but not limited to:
- The duration of the marriage
- The contributions of each party to income, child care, etc.
- The age and health of each former spouse
- The education of the parties
- The standard of living enjoyed during the marriage
- The viability of employment (short and long term)
We utilize our legal skill and experience to aggressively pursue our client’s goals for spousal support orders in San Diego. We provide the benefit of extensive research and strategies for “step up” or “step down” support based upon the unique circumstances of the case at hand.
In addition to the amount of support, we often work to establish, extend or shorten time frames for spousal support payments. We represent our clients after the decree has been issued when modifications to support may be required or requested due to a significant change or alleged significant change in circumstances for one or both of the parties.
Spousal support orders in San Diego is an area of Family Law where the quality, legal skill and experience of your divorce attorney will make a substantial difference in the outcome of your case. You can trust the Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq based upon their decades of experience, the proven successful track record of the firm at trial, and the recommendations and certifications of the legal industry.