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How Changing Culture Has Impacted Spousal Support

Financial support is one of the most contested aspects of any divorce case. In some divorce cases, one person provides financial support to the other in the form of alimony payments, which is also called spousal support. Ex-husbands have typically been required to make monthly support payments to their ex-wives in the past; however, times have changed.

In a society in which both parties generally work full-time or part-time jobs, spousal support can be paid by either party. If you are in need of assistance from our firm, we encourage you to contact our Fresno spousal support attorney at once.

Why Choose Arnold Law Group to Handle Your Case?

As the court will use its own discretion, and an evaluation of certain factors that are specific to you and your case, you will want a knowledgeable Fresno divorce attorney by your side. At Arnold Law Group, APC, we offer free case evaluations to gather information about your specific case so that we can build a case aimed at protecting your rights. With more than 30 years of combined experience, you can trust our team to advocate on your behalf. We can also answer any questions that you have during the process.

Temporary vs. Permanent Spousal Support

We can help you sort through the difficult details associated with your case and help ensure that your rights are protected. One of the aspects you will need to understand is whether you can obtain or may have to pay temporary or permanent spousal support. The court will not consider fault as part of a spousal support award.

Temporary spousal support is established at the start of your divorce case. Permanent spousal support is set at the end of your case and is based on factors that are outlined in the California Family Code.

Some of the factors for permanent spousal support include:

  • Financial resources of the party seeking alimony
  • Time necessary to acquire sufficient training to find employment
  • Standard of living established during the marriage
  • Duration of the marriage
  • Length of absence from employment
  • Loss of earnings, seniority, and other employment opportunities
  • Age, physical condition, and emotional condition of party seeking alimony
  • Ability of paying spouse to meet the needs of the other
  • Contribution of each party in acquisition, deprecation, and preservation of marital property

Can a Spousal Support Order be Modified?

After a support arrangement is determined, life circumstances can change. The court understands that a modification may be necessary for either side of the support order. Our divorce attorneys in Fresno can help you request a modification.

Schedule a free case evaluation at Arnold Law Group, APC at once!