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Lancaster Spousal Support Lawyer

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Also known as alimony, spousal support is a type of financial payment that is used to support one spouse after a couple files for divorce. If you are in need of spousal support, do not go another day without consulting one of our Lancaster divorce lawyers. With more than 60 years of experience providing full-service representation, we can offer effective legal guidance through complex family law matters involving divorce, child custody and support issues, and family law disputes, including cases involving spousal support.

At Law Offices of Michelizzi, Schwabacher, Ward & Ward, we proudly represent both men and women throughout the Antelope Valley. We can make certain that your spousal support orders are calculated correctly and fairly. In addition, our legal team can determine whether you are entitled to tax deductions if you have been ordered to pay spousal support to your former spouse.

How is alimony calculated?

If you are eligible for alimony, the courts will calculate the amount of spousal support for your specific situation. Although there is no specific formula for determining spousal support in California, there are a number of factors that the courts can consider when deciding a case. When calculating the amount for spousal support for couples in California, the courts can factor in a number of specifics, including the:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Standards of living during the marriage
  • Age, health, earning capacity, and income of both spouses

In some circumstances, the financial well-being of a spouse can shift unexpectedly after a divorce. To protect yourself in future situations when one spouse becomes ill or loses a job, you may want to consider speaking with a knowledgeable attorney. We can help you determine which legal options may be available for your particular circumstances.

Determining Eligibility for Alimony

In the event of a divorce, spousal support will not always be guaranteed to a separating couple. In order for a person to be granted financial support, the courts must first be convinced of the need for alimony. If you are in need of spousal support, our Lancaster spousal support attorneys can uncover any evidence that can help prove that you are in need of financial assistance.

Knowledgeable Lancaster Divorce Attorney

Whether you have been asked to pay spousal support or need financial support, spousal support will become a monthly financial obligation for both parties. If you have been ordered to pay spousal support, we can help you understand why alimony is needed by your former spouse. If you are receiving spousal support, we can help explain any tax requirements. Ultimately, you may have the duty to take care of your spouse - even after the marriage has been terminated - and paying for spousal support can be one of the ways that you can care for someone who has been part of your life.

If you wish to learn more about how spousal support may play a role in your divorce, contact our firm.

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