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Understanding Spousal Support in San Diego

On Behalf of | Oct 6, 2021 | Spousal Support

Understanding spousal support in San Diego requires experience and a thorough understanding of California family law.  Spousal support is much less of a formula-driven process than child support here in San Diego and throughout California.  Judges have a much broader discretion as to when or if spousal support is to be awarded.  The experience and expertise of the lawyer you select to represent you in your San Diego 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 spousal support 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 education of the parties
    • The standard of living enjoyed during the marriage
    • The viability of employment (short and long term)
    • The presence of domestic violence or criminal activity

When our clients need insight into understanding spousal support in San Diego we explain the appropriate factors in their case and their options going forward.  We utilize our skill, experience and expertise to aggressively pursue our client’s goals for spousal support.  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. We analyze the tax impact for both parties and work to maximize the actual cash benefit of all divorce-related matters post-tax.

In addition to the amount of support, we often work to establish or extend time frames for spousal support payments. We represent our clients after the decree has been issued when modifications to support may be required due to a significant change in circumstances for one or both of the parties.

Spousal support is an area where the quality and experience of your divorce attorney will make a substantial difference in the outcome of your case. You can trust the attorneys at Burke & Domercq based upon their decades of experience, the successful track record of the firm at trial, and the recommendations and certifications of the legal industry.  If you are searching for help understanding spousal support in San Diego 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.