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Spousal Support

Alameda - Contra Costa Spousal Support and Alimony Attorney

"Spousal support", "alimony", or "spousal maintenance" is the amount paid by one spouse to the other spouse to subsidize income lost after divorce. The actual amount of temporary spousal support is determined by a formula mandated by the State of California. "Temporary spousal support," otherwise known as "pre-judgment spousal support," will be determined when the divorce is initiated, and will remain effective until a final support order is calculated and filed. There are a number of factors which determine how much temporary spousal support is due; the main factors are the respective current incomes of the parties.

The final determination of spousal support ("post-judgment spousal support") may be based on a prenuptial agreement, marital agreement, or marital-settlement agreement, or may be litigated in court. There are a number of factors that determine how much spousal support is due, including the respective current income of the parties, the marital standard of living, and the age, education and health of the parties.

Spousal support orders can be changed under certain circumstances, including remarriage, loss of a job, or any other increase or decrease in income of either party.

Fair Alimony or Spousal Support determinations are more likely when you seek the help of an experienced legal professional. We will help you protect your rights to ensure a secure financial future for you and your family. At the Law Offices of Robert A. Goodman, we are experienced in representing both the paying and receiving parties of spousal support during a divorce proceeding. Spousal support is generally not retroactive; therefore you must act immediately to initiate temporary support. At the Law Offices of Robert A. Goodman, our Family Law attorneys can assist you with any of the following related matters:

If you believe that your former spouse is concealing or hiding income with the intent of defrauding you during the divorce process, we will hire forensic experts, and utilize additional resources to uncover the truth so that the result is fair for both parties.

Contact The Law Offices of Robert A. Goodman for an initial consultation or case evaluation. We are happy to assist you.

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