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Strong Counsel On Spousal Support Issues

If you are facing divorce, you are likely concerned about spousal support — either obtaining it or avoiding it. You may be wondering how you can establish your right to spousal support or how much you will have to pay the other spouse.

I am Andrew E. Stadler, an experienced family law attorney. Using skills gained over many years, I can help you protect your rights and interests regarding spousal support.

Call 707-573-0818 for a no-cost consultation about your particular circumstances. Based in Santa Rosa, I serve clients throughout Sonoma County.

Is Spousal Support At Issue In Your Divorce?

In California, spousal support (also called alimony) is not automatic in every divorce case. Rather, it depends on the particular circumstances of your case. By consulting with a family law attorney, you can obtain answers to many of your questions.

I understand the impact of spousal support on your ability to smoothly transition into the next phase of life. As your advocate, I can help you protect your rights and interests. I will walk you through each step of the process so you never feel left in the dark.

My firm is committed to providing personal attention to each case. My services are cost-effective and focused on crafting legal solutions to help you achieve your goals. I will not push or pull you in any one direction, but instead work with you in a collaborative manner to determine the best fit for your situation.

How Is Support Determined?

There are two types of spousal support. Temporary support may be available during the divorce process to stabilize your finances and maintain the status quo pending trial. More permanent or long-term spousal support extending beyond the conclusion of the divorce may also be available.

Each case is different. It is important to consult with a knowledgeable lawyer to learn what you can expect in your particular situation.

Family law courts take into consideration a variety of factors in determining whether to award alimony and in what amount. Some of those factors are:

  • Duration of the marriage
  • Standard of living during the marriage
  • Both parties’ earning capacities
  • Both parties’ ages and health conditions
  • Assets and separate property of each party
  • Any history of domestic violence
  • Tax consequences

Generally, the length of the marriage is the most important factor. Those in longer-lasting marriages are more likely to obtain spousal support.

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