San Jose Spousal Support Lawyer
Unlike child support, there is no set schedule or formula for spousal support levels in California. Also known as alimony or spousal maintenance, the amount of spousal support required (if any) depends on numerous factors, including the income of each spouse, their previous standard of living, the relative earning capacity of each spouse, the length of the marriage, and other financial considerations.
A skilled family law and spousal support attorney can often, through persuasive motions and arguments, make a difference in the amount of spousal support awarded by the court. At Martha J. Olson & Associates, we have extensive experience in establishing levels of alimony during divorce and in obtaining modifications to spousal support levels, when changes in circumstances occur after the divorce is final.
Spousal Support Can Change Over Time
While the initial amount of monthly spousal support is outlined in the final divorce settlement, this does not mean that spousal support levels cannot change. And as with child support, when major changes such as a promotion, the loss of a job, or the remarriage of a former dependent spouse take place—the change in circumstances can require that modifications be made to the terms of support.
Whatever your situation, our attorneys can provide a thorough legal analysis and advise you whether your spousal support is set too high or too low. As part of this process, we work with accountants and use sophisticated software programs to analyze and establish accurate amounts of income for each spouse or domestic partner. If action is required, we will immediately begin working to obtain a modification to your spousal support terms.
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Contact us to schedule a free half hour initial consultation with a San Jose spousal support lawyer.