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San Jose Spousal Support Lawyers

San Jose Spousal Support Lawyers

Alimony Lawyers Serving Campbell, Oakland, Santa Clara County, and the Bay Area

A divorce can have a significant financial impact on both parties, but the effect is often greatest on the spouse who earns substantially less than his or her partner. For this reason, California law allows for the possibility of spousal support—sometimes called alimony—to be ordered payable to the financially-disadvantaged spouse. At the Law Office of Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich, our experienced attorneys recognize the importance of spousal support in divorce. We are prepared to help you develop a support arrangement that meets your needs and protects your rights.

Spousal Support Attorneys in the Bay Area

Orders for spousal support are often utilized in a divorce to help alleviate the economic impact on the spouse with lower income and few resources. As with most aspects of a divorce, spouses are free to create their own agreement regarding alimony and those who are able to do so can often save a great deal of time and money in the process. Our experienced attorneys work with Bay Area clients in drafting spousal support arrangements that offer financial security and stability to both sides.

If a negotiated agreement is not possible, it is important to understand the factors that the court will consider when making a spousal support determination. According to the law in California, the court must take into account the following:

  • The length of the marriage;
  • The standard of living created during the marriage and each spouse's needs based on that standard;
  • Each spouse's financial contribution needed to maintain the standard of living;
  • Each spouse's current and projected income, assets, debts, and resources;
  • The age and health of each spouse;
  • Each spouse's contribution to the other's ability to earn income;
  • The effect on either spouse's career or employability due to domestic or parental duties;
  • Arrangements for the couple's children, and
  • The tax impact of any spousal support award to be made.

The court will need to decide how much the supporting spouse will be required to pay and for how long. Long-term marriages—those lasting ten years or more—may result in open-ended orders for spousal support that may need to revisited or amended at a later date.

Get Responsible Guidance in San Jose

Whether you require spousal support to maintain your standard of living following a divorce or you have been asked to pay support, we can help. Contact our San Jose office today to schedule a confidential consultation. Call 408-625-1130 and obtain the representation you deserve. Our firm is proud to serve clients in San Jose, Salinas, Oakland, Fremont, Cupertino, Palo Alto, and throughout Santa Clara County.


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