Orange County Alimony Lawyer
Coming to an Alimony Agreement in Divorce
Spousal support, or alimony, is generally defined as financial support
provided by one spouse to the other after the marriage has been dissolved.
Either a divorce settlement or a court order can lay out the terms of
spousal support in your case.
If you are
going through a divorce, you might be wondering if you will be required to pay alimony or if you
are eligible to receive it. This is an important question that must be
answered in order to proceed with the divorce settlement or trial.
The Irvine legal team at The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman can provide
you with experienced advice and support if you have questions or concerns
about California alimony in your divorce. It is very important that your
Orange County, CA alimony attorney is familiar with the process in which alimony/spousal support is calculated.
Mr. Bridgman and his team of
family lawyers have several decades of combined legal experience that they will utilize
in order to offer you the best possible results.
To speak with The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman about your California
alimony case, call now or
contact us online.
How is alimony calculated in California?
The court will take several factors into account when making a judgment
- Duration of the marriage
- Liabilities of both partners
- Assets of both partners
- Basic necessities required by each partner
- Age of each spouse
- Physical health of each spouse
- Current earnings/financial situation of both individuals
- Earning capability of both individuals
Who is eligible for spousal support after a divorce?
In previous years, California alimony was only paid from the male partner
to the female partner after their marriage had ended. These days, either
spouse can be required by the court or a divorce settlement to provide
financial assistance to the other spouse.
Both spouses will be held to the same standards, and the court will take
all available factors into consideration when making a determination about
whether or not spousal support would be appropriate. If you have questions
about your divorce in regard to alimony, you should not hesitate to
set up a free initial consultation with our firm.
How to Modify or Terminate Alimony Payments
Unless both spouses have signed a written agreement that would prohibit
them from modifying the terms of their alimony arrangement, either party
could request a modification from the court. In some cases, spousal support
payments could even be terminated—including situations where one
spouse passes away or remarries.
In order to modify or terminate an existing alimony agreement, however,
one spouse would need to show the court that a significant change in circumstances
has taken place.
You could, for example, request an alimony modification from the court if:
- The paying spouse became unemployed or experienced a drop in income
- The receiving spouse is not making a good faith effort to be self-supporting
- The receiving spouse is no longer in need of financial assistance
- The receiving spouse can no longer work due to an unforeseen disability
Call Us 24/7 to Set Up Your Free Case Evaluation in Irvine, CA
If you have questions about alimony in California, including whether or
not it will be a factor in your divorce, you should not hesitate to get
in touch with an Orange County alimony lawyer at The Law Office of Bruce
With more than a century of combined legal experience, our team can offer
the insight and guidance that you will need to get through the difficult
process of divorce as effectively and painlessly as possible. We make
ourselves available to clients 24/7, and we offer free initial consultations
to all potential clients, so you would have nothing to lose by taking
the first step today.
Call now to
schedule your free case evaluation with The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman.