Pursuing Spousal Support?
In California, you can file for spousal support in a divorce or a legal separation. However, the court will only order support if you request it; there is no automatic spousal support regardless of your financial situation. The courts in California are notorious for declining to grant spousal support in most situations. To stand a fighting chance, you need an experienced divorce attorney at your side. At Riley Family Law, I can guide you through the process and make sure you do everything necessary to get your spousal support request granted.
How The Court Determines The Amount Of Spousal Support
Once the court determines that you deserve to get spousal support, the process of determining the size of the monthly payment begins. The size of your spouse’s income is only a part of what is considered when the court calculates a payment amount. Other factors include:
- Whether taking care of your children prevented you from getting a job
- The length of your relationship
- Your age and health
- Your ability to maintain your standard of living
- Whether you were a victim of domestic abuse
I have extensive experience in negotiating spousal support agreements. I will fight aggressively to make sure you get a fair payment that helps you maintain your standard of living.
Contact Riley Family Law
If your relationship is over and you want to request spousal support, I can help. Call my office at 657-933-4597 or fill out my online contact form to set up a free initial consultation. I will give you an honest assessment of your chances to get spousal support and give you my advice.