Most individuals going through the divorce process are not familiar with the logistics of California law. For this reason, choosing an experienced lawyer who has in-depth knowledge of the law is all the more important. At The Law Offices of Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP, we focus exclusively on representing individuals in the area of family law. Our lead attorneys are Certified Family Law Specialists, as well as experienced negotiators and litigators. Our Newport Beach family law attorneys provide direct advice for our clients, offer sympathetic guidance and seek to reach the best possible outcome in the most efficient manner.
If spousal support (also called alimony and spousal maintenance) is awarded in a divorce settlement, the amount is determined based on calculations that examine a number of different factors. The most prominent criteria used for awarding spousal support are the income of both parties and the length of the marriage.
There are two types of spousal support: temporary spousal support and permanent spousal support. Temporary spousal support can be awarded before the divorce settlement is finalized. The idea with temporary spousal support is for each party to maintain his or her current lifestyle until the permanent award is decided. Permanent spousal support is the amount determined in the divorce decree and will last for the amount of time determined by the courts.
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