Alimony (Spousal Support)

Pleasanton Alimony Lawyer

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When it comes to divorce, there is rarely such a thing as a clean split. Ongoing parental responsibilities and financial obligations may persist for years. The approach you take towards these issues during divorce can shape your financial stability for a long time to come.

That is why it is so important to get skilled legal counsel. We invite you to give us a call at Ross Family Law to arrange a confidential consultation. Our Pleasanton divorce lawyers handle divorce cases throughout the Bay Area, including the East Bay.

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When Is Alimony Warranted in a Divorce?

Spousal support — also known as alimony — is a highly-contested financial issue that many spouses face in a divorce. An alimony award is often warranted in cases in which one spouse was the household's primary source of income, meaning the other spouse stands to take a significant financial blow after a divorce.

The exact amount of the obligation will depend on many factors, including the length of the marriage and your joint standard of living as key considerations. Spousal support is intended to provide a lower-income spouse with assistance to maintain financial stability.

  • If the court determines alimony is warranted, it might award:
  • Temporary support to help one spouse get by while the divorce is pending, or
  • Permanent support, a long-term award intended to provide the recipient with a standard of living similar to that of the marriage.

Game Changing Guidance for Spousal Support in Pleasanton

In cases of temporary spousal support, the family court makes specific calculations based on the net income of the supportive spouse. The courts work to ensure that one spouse is not forced to pay too much or too little. Don't risk negotiating spousal support without professional guidance. At Ross Family Law, we are skilled at pursuing and opposing requests for alimony. To discuss your rights and options with our experienced Pleasanton divorce attorneys, call our Pleasanton office at 925-308-9920 or send us an e-mail.

The court may consider these following issues in order to grant you with ongoing alimony:

  • The length of the marriage
  • Each spouse's ability to pay
  • The income of each spouse
  • Each spouse's living expenses
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