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At the Law Offices of Korol & Velen, our Los Angeles spousal support attorneys represent clients throughout the San Fernando Valley, and the South Bay area, and across Southern California in spousal support and modification cases. The principal attorneys at our firm has been certified as family law specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and our practice is dedicated to solely resolving divorce and family law concerns.

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Determining Spousal Support/Alimony

Alimony paymentThe court may order monthly payments by one spouse to support the other spouse pending a divorce or legal separation. Formerly referred to as alimony, spousal support may continue after the conclusion of the divorce, depending on factors outlined in Section 4320 of the California Family Code. Spousal support is awarded in addition to any child support.

Either spouse may be ordered to pay spousal support to the other. For couples married less than ten years, the typical length of spousal support to be ordered is half the length of the marriage. In long-term marriages, permanent alimony can be awarded depending on the circumstances such as the spouse’s death or remarriage.

In awarding permanent spousal support, the judge considers many factors:

  • Each party’s income and earnings
  • Earning capacity
  • Age and health of the parties
  • Obligations and assets of each party
  • Duration of the marriage
  • Education, job skills, or occupations
  • Any financial sacrifices made by either party
  • Standard of living during the marriage

Our Los Angeles spousal support lawyers can answer your questions and fully explain the complexities of temporary or permanent alimony, as well as post-decree modifications to support agreements/court orders.

Can Spousal Support Be Modified in California?

In order to qualify for a spousal support modification in California, either spouse needs to prove that there has been a significant change in circumstances, such as:

  • The receiving party has become financially independent and no longer requires support.
  • The receiving party is remarrying and no longer qualifies for spousal support.
  • The providing party has had a decrease in income and can no longer afford to pay the agreed-upon amount.

If you are interested in modifying or ending your current support order, our Los Angeles spousal support modification lawyers can help. Contact us today.

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