Address Spousal Support Matters
Alimony, which is also known as spousal support, is a discretionary part of a divorce. While it is common, not all divorces include alimony. In determining whether or not alimony is appropriate to a particular divorce, the court will look at a variety of factors, including:
- Financial need
- Ability to pay
- Length of marriage
- Marital standard of living
- Income earning potential
Ensuring that awards of alimony as well as the amount of alimony awarded are appropriate to the given circumstances is often essential to both spouses being able to establish themselves financially and their new households following a divorce.
Determining alimony can involve negotiation when appropriate. In some instances, a spouse may trade an asset such as his or her interest in the family home to avoid alimony obligations. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and litigators who understand how to advance and protect our clients’ best interests.
Certified Legal Specialists in Family Law
At Thompson & Thompson, our firm understands the importance of correct alimony determinations. We are dedicated to helping our clients get what they need to come out of their divorce in as strong a position as possible. Our combined decades of experience allow us to provide our clients with the high-quality representation they need.
Attorneys Byron C. Thompson and Blake D. Thompson are both board-certified family law specialists. They were able to earn that distinction by excelling in the field of family law. Let us put that skill and experience to work for you.
Contact The Inland Empire Alimony Attorneys Of Thompson & Thompson
Do not face the challenges of alimony issues without effective guidance and advocacy. Turn to the skilled and experienced family law attorneys of Thompson & Thompson. To schedule an initial consultation with one of our Southern California spousal support lawyers, call toll free at 800-448-8856 or contact us online.