The Difficult Matter of Spousal Support

Spousal support — also known as alimony — is often a source of conflict in divorce. If your spouse's response seems unfair, then your divorce may become contentious. Divorce has a reputation as a lengthy and expensive process, but with the right lawyer, the issue of determining alimony can be both fair and favorable.

At Pedrick Law Group, APC, our lawyers have a personal and sympathetic approach to resolving family law disputes, which is backed by decades of litigation and problem-solving skills. When going through divorce, you are facing rapidly changing circumstances. We work tirelessly to help resolve disputes in your favor, giving you the peace of mind, you need to begin the next stage of your life.

How Is Spousal Support Decided?

Determining spousal support in California is very different from determining child support. Courts do not use set formulas to determine who is entitled to receive alimony, or the amount and duration of payments. Instead, judges look at many factors, including:

  • Duration of the marriage
  • Income of the spouses
  • Marital assets
  • Contributions made by one spouse during the marriage, including financial support for education
  • Sacrifices made by one spouse during the marriage such as forfeiting work to raise children

Having a qualified lawyer represent you during divorce proceedings ensures that a judge has the information necessary to reach a fair decision that accounts for your financial resources and needs. We approach these disputes with the goal of resolving them so as to allow individuals to retain amicable ties whenever possible — but we are ready and willing to act aggressively in order to ensure that our clients' interests are protected.

Talk with Us Today

The Pedrick Law Group, APC, can help you whether you are currently locked in a dispute with your former spouse regarding alimony, or you have assets that are likely to be disputed during a divorce. We have offices in Encino, Oxnard and Stevenson Ranch to accommodate all of our clients. To speak with an experienced spousal support attorney regarding your legal needs, send an email, or call 818-528-4936, 661-591-4132 or 805-254-4173.