Spousal support, also known as alimony or spousal maintenance, are payments made from one spouse to another spouse pending or following a divorce. Spousal support may be necessary to provide the less wealthy spouse with financial resources to meet his or her needs and maintain the lifestyle the spouses enjoyed during the marriage. Courts are not mandated to order spousal support and look at various factors when determining whether or not to order such relief.
Whether you are concerned about paying or receiving spousal support, talk to a skilled San Jose alimony lawyer at our firm. At Magdalena Law Group, our Santa Clara legal team understands the importance of being able to transition as smoothly as possible after a divorce, and we work towards protecting your best interests. We can also assist clients with modifying spousal support in situations such as the receiving spouse remarrying or a modification in the paying spouse's income.
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Couples can decide between themselves whether or not alimony will be part of the settlement agreement after a divorce. If couples cannot agree on this issue, then the matter will be decided upon by the courts. The judge will make a decision on whether or not to grant alimony by looking at your unique circumstance and financial situation. Our San Jose divorce lawyers can help guide you through your alimony case and advocate for you.
When determining alimony, some important factors include:
You or your spouse can request to receive spousal support payments at any time during the divorce process. From mediation to arbitration and all the way to litigation, our San Jose divorce attorneys can stand by you every step of the way. We steer our clients towards fair and balanced solutions that serve your short- and long-term financial interests.
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