One of the many components of a marital settlement agreement is a determination of spousal support. Spousal support is awarded to individuals whose financial situation is significantly compromised by separation or divorce from their spouse.
If alimony is not specified in a pre-nuptial agreement, then any award will be determined by the court. Many factors are entered into a standard equation that provides a judge with a recommended spousal support award, and the judge will make a final decision based on that calculation. Some considerations include:
Spousal support may be modified. The purpose of the award is to facilitate a smooth financial transition between marriage and divorce for the spouse whose financial need is greater. However, should there be a significant change in circumstances, spousal support may be terminated. For example, if the person receiving support remarries, the former spouse is no longer obligated to provide financial support.
At the Law Office of William R. Fuhrman in San Diego, California, we represent the interests of both spouses in spousal support cases. Whether you are the payor or the payee, we can advocate on your behalf so that a fair and equitable award may be reached. We understand that the process of determining spousal support can be awkward and difficult. We will remain your legal ally throughout the process. We will assist in bringing you and your spouse into financial parity so that you can move on with your life post-divorce.
For over 37 years, the Law Office of William R. Fuhrman has effectively handled the legal needs of residents and businesses throughout the San Diego area, including those in Cardiff, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, La Jolla, Leucadia, Oceanside, San Marcos, Solana Beach, and the City of San Diego.
William R. Fuhrman’s knowledge and skills have time-and-again guided families through every facet of divorce and family law ... businesses through formation and litigation ... and young people through the complexity of juvenile court. To learn more, take advantage of the free 30-minute consultation that the Law Office of William R. Fuhrman offers:
Call (760) 479-2525 or Email Bill@SDiegoLaw.com
539 Encinitas Boulevard
Encinitas, CA 92024