Reviewing Your Spousal Support Options

You and your spouse both play an important role in your marriage. You both make contributions and sacrifices for the sake of your family. When your relationship appears headed to divorce, you may have questions about how you can continue to make ends meet after going from two incomes down to one.

At TRABOLSI | LEVY | GABBARD LLP, in Los Angeles, we help individuals going through a divorce address issues of spousal support (sometimes called alimony or maintenance). Whether you are personally requesting support or looking to defeat a potential support request, our attorneys can help you prepare a solid case that advances your interests.

Understanding The Factors That May Impact A Spousal Support Award

In California, there are many different items that determine if support will be granted in a particular case. These factors can include:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The earning potential of each spouse
  • The age of the parties and the ability to work
  • The career opportunities turned down for the sake of the marriage
  • Any education or training necessary for one spouse to be able to re-enter the workforce

The amount and duration of the support are left to the court's discretion as well. This makes it extremely important to have an attorney who understands the spousal support laws on your side to ensure that you are making an effective argument to the court that clearly demonstrates why your specific requests should be approved.

Our attorneys have handled a number of these cases on each side of the issue, and have worked with financial experts who know how to get a complete picture of a couple's assets and debts. We have a comprehensive strategy in place from the beginning of your divorce that takes support into consideration, so that you are able to get the help you need, no matter which objective you are pursuing.

Find Out What We Can Do To Help You

If you would like to meet with one of our experienced lawyers about the questions and concerns you have regarding your spousal support case, please call our office at 310-453-6226 or send us an email to arrange your consultation.