Beverly Hills Lawyer For Spousal Support Issues

When a marriage is dissolved, one of the most important parts of the process can be the determination of spousal support. Whether you are being asked for spousal support payments or requesting them, it is important that you have an experienced family law attorney on your side to ensure that your interests are protected.

At Mansouri Law Offices, we have extensive experience in all aspects of contested and uncontested divorce, including spousal support determinations. Contact us in Beverly Hills for a free initial consultation regarding your spousal support options.

How Is The Duration Determined?

Unlike child support, spousal support (commonly called alimony) is at the sole discretion of the court, and the judge will consider a number of factors before ordering one spouse to make monthly payments to the other.

In California, the duration of spousal support is usually calculated based on the duration of the marriage. For marriages that lasted less than 10 years, the support is typically ordered for about one-half of the marriage duration. For example, there would be three years of support after a six-year marriage.

How Is The Amount Determined?

The amount of support is determined by taking into account matters such as the marketable skills of the spouse to be supported, the standard of living during the marriage, the duration of the marriage, the age and overall health of both spouses, any child support obligations, and other factors.

Whether you are seeking support payments, trying to avoid making them, or seeking a spousal support modification, it is important to speak with a divorce lawyer about your goals and concerns.

Founding attorney Pedram Mansouri is a Certified Family Law Specialist with the knowledge, skills and commitment to help you achieve your goals with regard to spousal support.

Schedule A Free Consultation

To arrange a free initial consultation with a compassionate and knowledgeable divorce lawyer, contact Mansouri Law Offices by calling 310-853-1006. We always return phone calls as soon as possible.