Glendale Divorce Lawyer: Spousal Support
Spousal support, sometimes called alimony, is a frequent issue of contention in contested divorce cases. California courts frequently award spousal maintenance where there is a disparity in incomes between a husband and wife.
In marriages of significant duration, often 10 years or more, it is not unusual for a court to order the payment of spousal support for the duration of a spouse’s life or until the time the payee is remarried. In marriages of less than 10 years, a general rule of thumb is an award of spousal support for half of the duration of the marriage.
While spousal support is frequently awarded in marriages where one spouse has greater assets or earning capacity than the other, an award of spousal support is by no means guaranteed. Moreover, the duration of a spousal support award can vary.
If you are getting divorced and wish to seek or oppose an award of spousal support, it is critical to retain an attorney familiar with California divorce laws and the procedures and preferences of local courts. At the Law Offices of Liana Stepanyan, we represent clients throughout Los Angeles County and the surrounding counties of Southern California in a wide range of family law matters, including divorce.
Attorney Liana Stepanyan practices exclusively in divorce and family law matters and has tremendous experience in cases involving spousal support claims. If retained to handle your case, Ms. Stepanyan will take the time necessary to understand your financial status from a holistic perspective that takes into account your assets, retirement accounts, earning potential and any sacrifice you made as a stay-at-home mom or dad.
Ms. Stepanyan is pleased to represent husbands and wives in divorce cases and has experience seeking and opposing spousal support claims. She also assists clients who are seeking or opposing a modification of an existing spousal support order.
To learn more about your legal rights and options, schedule a free consultation with attorney Liana Stepanyan. To contact our Glendale law office, call 818.334.2932, or contact us by e-mail.