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Palm Desert Spousal Support Lawyer

Seeking California alimony payments?

Searching for an attorney for spousal support in Palm Desert? If you are facing divorce, then it is important to understand that you may be entitled to collect alimony payments from your ex-spouse at the conclusion of your divorce. In California, the calculation for support is based largely upon the court's discretion, however, there are some factors considered in the process. The major determining factors for spousal support in California include:

  • The income of each party
  • The duration of the marriage
  • The earning capability of each party
  • The financial hardships or tax consequences to each party
  • The standard of living of the spouses
  • The age and health of the spouses
  • The assets and liabilities of each spouse
  • Any incidents of domestic violence

If you are searching for a lawyer for a spousal support case in Palm Desert, then don't hesitate to call the Law Office of Lawrence W. Novack for top-notch legal counsel.

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The duration of the marriage carries heavy weight in the California court. Many marriages today are of shorter durations. If you have a marriage that lasted less than 10 years, then the court will typically award you support for half the length of the marital union. So if you were married for six years, then you will receive support payments for up to three years. However, if you have a "long duration" marriage, meaning you were married for 10 years or longer, then the duration of time that you receive support will be longer.

How is spousal support calculated?

One method employed of determining temporary support until the divorce can be finalized involves calculating 40% of the high earner's income and deducting 50% of the low earner's income from that figure. This formula is commonly used in the early stages of the divorce and once the divorce is finalized, the court will consider the factors listed above. There are many other factors that should be considered in the actual support calculation, such as credit card debt, year-end taxes for businesses, and many others that can result in a much lower net income for one spouse. Need an attorney for a spousal support issue in Palm Desert, CA? If you are facing divorce and you are seeking fair payments of spousal support, then retain the skilled legal assistance of a Palm Desert divorce attorney from my firm.

Modification of Spousal Support

If there ever comes a time when the amount of spousal support needs to be adjusted, then you must prove that you or your ex-spouse has experienced a change in financial circumstances. As the supporting party, if you experience a decrease in wages, then court can adjust the amount of support. On the same token, if the supporting party has a large increase in pay, then you may be entitled to higher spousal support payments. If one of the parties gets remarried, becomes unemployed or dies, then the spousal support responsibilities would come to an end.

Call a Palm Desert spousal support attorney now at (760) 585-9065!

Depending on the circumstances of your situation, you may be entitled to pay less than what you may think is required. In addition, circumstances change over time, and you may be able to have your current spousal support payments reduced to better suit your needs and the circumstances of your ex-spouse. With many years of experience and a mentality of client service, I provide premiere family law assistance to those who are facing divorce or seeking a modification to their current situation.

Do not wait to retain the legal assistance that you need in your case. If you are unsure how much spousal support you are entitled to, then speak with a Palm Desert spousal support lawyer at my firm today. I can also assist you with modifying or enforcing spousal support orders. Looking for a lawyer for a spousal support case in Palm Desert?

Contact my firm today at(760) 585-9065 to discuss your situation and to learn more about how I can help you!