Criteria For Awarding Spousal Support Backed by 100+ Years' Experience

Criteria For Awarding Spousal Support

Spousal support is just one of the many elements involved in a divorce settlement. Determining proper amounts based on what is allowed by law is important, and our experienced attorneys can help you with all parts of the divorce process. At the Burch Shepard Family Law Group, we represent men and women in Orange County and throughout California in family law matters. We are a trusted law firm with a proven track record. Our Newport Beach spousal support lawyers strive to resolve matters through skillful negotiation and are prepared to take matters to trial if your situation calls for it.

Determining Spousal Support Awards

Unlike child support guidelines (which are very rigid), the criteria for awarding spousal support is much more subjective. The amount of support one spouse pays to the other depends on a number of different factors.

While the most important factors are the length of the marriage and the income of both parties, the courts will also look at factors such as:

  • Each party's future earning capacity
  • Need for spousal support
  • Ability to pay support
  • Domestic violence or criminal activities by either party in the past
  • Tax issues and consequences

The lawyers at our firm have the experience necessary to handle even the most complex divorce and spousal support cases. We have handled many high net worth divorce cases and have the financial knowledge necessary to take a comprehensive approach to important matters. Our Orange County family law attorneys handle a wide range of cases, including ones involving uncovering hidden assets, forensic accounting issues and more.

Schedule A Consultation Our Firm Today

To schedule an initial consultation, please contact us at (949) 565-4158. We are happy to schedule consultations at a time that is convenient for you.

What Makes Us Different

  • Dedicated To Obtaining Real Results
  • Committed To Our Clients
  • Specialized Knowledge
  • 100+ Years Of Collective Experience
  • Complimentary Case Reviews
Put the Experts In Your Corner
  • Cover Feature - Law Firm of the Month
  • Certified California Family Law Specialists
  • OC Metro Top Attorneys
  • Super Lawyers

Contact Us Today

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.