Contested Alimony/Spousal Support Disputes
In a complex divorce involving substantial marital assets, spousal support — sometimes called alimony or spousal maintenance — can be one of the most contentious and difficult-to-resolve issues. Whether you believe you should be awarded support or that your divorcing spouse's financial demands on you are unfair and excessive, you will need counsel from a knowledgeable and resourceful Newport Beach family law attorney.
Many people have outdated views of alimony that are inconsistent with current laws and the standards applied by our courts. Applying extensive experience in high net worth divorce cases and in-depth knowledge of recent, influential court decisions, a skilled attorney at The Law Offices of Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP, can provide dependable guidance and shape your position for success through negotiations, mediation or litigation.
Intelligent Counsel And Determined Pursuit Of Your Spousal Support Goals
Important considerations for people on either side of a spousal support dispute include recognition that:
- Spousal support awards are not in any sense automatic, but rather based on consideration of a wide range of factors, including the length of the marriage, both parties' earning capacities and any evidence of domestic violence.
- California courts have broad discretion in determining the amount of spousal support to be paid and how long the obligation will stand.
- Full financial disclosure is a requirement of both spouses, and exposure of hidden income or assets will almost certainly influence the outcome of any litigation with spousal support as an issue.
Respected Litigators Who Negotiate From A Position Of Strength
Contested cases can lead to drawn-out litigation with costs that can substantially diminish both parties' resources. While our seasoned trial attorneys stand always ready to go the distance — applying experience in cases that ultimately resulted in monthly spousal support awards as high as $35,000 monthly — we are equally adept at proposing creative solutions such as lump-sum payments and other "balancing" alternatives to avoid those costs.
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If your target is efficient resolution through compromise, we are equally capable of prioritizing that goal.
If your situation calls for a tenacious Orange County contested divorce lawyer who will be relentless in building and pursuing your case, we encourage you to contact our firm today.
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