Spousal Support/Alimony Attorneys in Southern California
Alimony in a California Divorce
Often called spousal support or spousal maintenance, alimony is a major concern for many people when faced with the prospect of a divorce.
At Holstrom, Sissung, Marks & Anderson, we are committed to fair application of the rules of alimony in divorce proceedings throughout Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Our knowledge of the guidelines, the ambiguities, the special circumstances and the individual concerns associated with spousal support calculations are all important in protecting your rights and interests.
For a free telephone consultation — call any of our three Southern California office locations directly or, contact us online to schedule a call today.
Experienced Lawyers Who’ll Fight to Protect Your Rights
In California, there are two basic types of spousal support:
Temporary spousal support can be obtained by a spouse who needs financial assistance while the divorce is still pending. Essentially, it is based on the need of one party balanced against the other party’s ability to pay. This calculation is accomplished by using a statewide, judicially-recognized guideline.
This guideline is implemented by often utilizing computer programs which take into consideration the relative earnings of the parties. This program, when used improperly, can result in dramatically incorrect results. Our attorneys are well versed in the proper use of these programs and the complex tactics involved in entering data for the spousal support calculation.
Permanent spousal support, if ordered, will be calculated based on the respective incomes of each spouse, the length of the marriage and a long list of other factors contained in the state statute (Family Code section 4320). These are typically set by agreement or after a trial. An experienced attorney is critical to such an agreement or trial. A bad result may not be repairable and may affect your for years.
Whichever type of support is involved and whatever side of the issue you’re on, you’ll be able to count on our attorneys to explain the issues and your options in clear understandable terms, and to aggressively represent you at every stage of the case as they work hard to secure the results you deserve.
Get the experienced, aggressive legal representation you deserve — call any one of our office locations directly or contact us online.
Free Telephone Consultations/Major Credit Cards Accepted
- Corona Office: (951) 734-6371
- Orange Office: (714) 633-8258
- Riverside Office: (951) 274-9448
- San Bernardino Office: (909) 919-2041