Spousal Support

Securing Fair and Equitable Spousal Support

Spousal support, also known as alimony, is a critical aspect of divorce proceedings, designed to ensure that both parties can maintain a reasonable standard of living after separation. At Law Office of Michael L. Fell, we understand the complexities involved in determining spousal support and are dedicated to helping you secure a fair and equitable arrangement. Contact us now at 949-585-9055 for a free legal consultation.

Understanding Spousal Support

Spousal support aims to provide financial assistance to the lower-earning spouse, allowing them to maintain a lifestyle similar to that enjoyed during the marriage. The amount and duration of support depend on various factors, including the length of the marriage, the standard of living established during the marriage, and the financial needs and capabilities of both parties.

Types of Spousal Support

  1. Temporary Spousal Support: This support is awarded during the divorce proceedings to help the lower-earning spouse manage living expenses until a final agreement is reached.
  2. Permanent Spousal Support: Awarded as part of the final divorce decree, this support can be for a specified period or indefinite, depending on the circumstances.

Factors Influencing Spousal Support

Several factors influence the court’s decision on spousal support, including:

  • Duration of the Marriage: Longer marriages typically result in longer support periods.
  • Standard of Living: The lifestyle established during the marriage plays a significant role in determining support amounts.
  • Earning Capacity: The income and potential earning capacity of each spouse are crucial considerations.
  • Age and Health: The age and health of both spouses can affect their ability to earn an income.
  • Contributions to the Marriage: Contributions, such as homemaking and child-rearing, are also considered.
  • Financial Needs and Obligations: The court examines the financial needs and obligations of both parties.

Modifying Spousal Support

Life circumstances can change, necessitating adjustments to spousal support arrangements. Whether you are seeking an increase, a decrease, or a termination of support, Law Office of Michael L. Fell can help you navigate the modification process. We ensure that any changes reflect your current financial situation and needs.

Enforcement of Spousal Support Orders

Enforcing spousal support orders is essential to ensure compliance and financial stability. If your ex-spouse fails to meet their support obligations, Law Office of Michael L. Fell can assist you in taking legal action to enforce the order. We are committed to ensuring that you receive the support you are entitled to under the law.

How We Can Help

At Law Office of Michael L. Fell, we provide comprehensive legal support for all aspects of spousal support, including:

  • Negotiation: We work to negotiate fair support agreements that reflect your needs and circumstances.
  • Litigation: If negotiation fails, we are prepared to represent you in court to secure a fair support order.
  • Modification and Enforcement: We assist with modifications to existing orders and take action to enforce compliance when necessary.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

If you need assistance with spousal support matters, contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell at 949-585-9055. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your situation and explore how we can help you achieve a fair and equitable spousal support arrangement. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing the compassionate and effective legal representation you need during this challenging time.