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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 a Spousal Support Attorney from Arnold Law Group Should 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 alimony attorney by your side. At Arnold Law Group, APC, we can discuss your case, 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. Our spousal support lawyer can also answer any questions that you have during the process.

Temporary vs. Permanent Spousal Support

Our spousal support attorney 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 spousal support attorneys in Fresno can help you request a modification.

How Long Is A Spouse Entitled To Spousal Support In California?

When a marriage or partnership is considered a “long-term” marriage or partnership (usually 10 years or more), the judge may not set an end date to the spousal or partner support. The length of the marriage or domestic partnership is generally from the date of the marriage to the date of the separation.

Schedule a case evaluation with a spousal support lawyer at Arnold Law Group, APC at once!