Practice Areas - Family Law

Spousal Support

Orange County & Riverside County Divorce Attorneys

 

Oftentimes during the course of a marriage, one of the spouses may sacrifice his or her career for the sake of the family.  Other times, two people with vastly different incomes may marry.  In either event, at the conclusion of the marriage, the spouse who made less is entitled to spousal support, otherwise known as alimony.  

 

The theory behind spousal support is to allow the spouse who makes less to be able to maintain a similar lifestyle after the dissolution of the marriage.  Some of the factors that go into deciding how much spousal support is to be paid are:

  • Duration of marriage
  • Age/Health of spouses
  • Supported spouse’s marketable skills in obtaining a new job
  • Any minor children?
  • Debts/Resources of each spouse
  • Evidence of any domestic violence

 

An important factor that is often forgotten is that alimony is a tax write-off for the paying party and is considered income to the receiving party.

 

At Le, Clark & Ho, LLP, our experienced family law attorneys are committed to using our expertise to either obtain the most alimony you are entitled to or reduce the amount of alimony you may have to pay out.  If you have questions about how a divorce would affect your compensation, contact us today to ensure that your interests are protected to the fullest extent of the law!

 

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