Spousal Support & Alimony Attorneys in Encino
Serving All of Los Angeles & the San Fernando Valley
Are you concerned about your financial future following your divorce? Aharonov & Revy Family Law can help you work towards an alimony settlement that is fair for both parties. Our Encino spousal support and alimony lawyers have significant experience negotiating and litigating this complex area of divorce law.
For the quality representation that you deserve, contact us today.
Calculating Alimony in Encino
Spousal support is designed to help both divorcing spouses live according to the standard of living that they had during their marriage. This usually involves the higher-earning spouse making monthly payments to the lower-earning spouse to help him or her make the transition from being married to being single.
While California does have a method for calculating temporary alimony payments, there is no formula for long-term spousal support. Instead, the courts determine permanent alimony by considering several factors about the couple’s situation.
The factors considered when determining the amount of spousal support include:
- The length of the marriage
- The age and health of each party
- The presence of any domestic violence
- The needs of each party based on the lifestyle lived during the marriage
- The income and earning capacity of both parties
- The ability of the supporting party to pay alimony
- The assets and debts received by both in a divorce settlement
- The value of any separate property that either spouse may own
- The impact on each individuals’ tax status
- The hardships that each party experiences
The Duration of Spousal Support
Another issue of concern when determining spousal support is how long the payments will last. In general, couples that have been married for less than 10 years will have alimony payments that last for half the duration of the marriage.
For marriages that last longer than 10 years, the court does not put a limit on the duration of the payment. If at any point in the future the supporting party wishes to stop paying alimony, he or she will need to prove to the judge that other party no longer needs the support.
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If you are looking for big firm results combined with small firm attention, turn to Aharonov & Revy Family Law. Our Encino alimony and spousal support lawyers serve clients throughout all of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.
Contact our skilled divorce attorneys at (818) 960-1330 to schedule your initial consultation.
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