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Vista CA Alimony Attorney: Guiding You Through Complex Spousal Support Matters
In any divorce, a court’s greatest area of discretion involves the amount of spousal support, or alimony, that a spouse will pay, and how long they will pay it for. If you expect to receive or pay alimony or spousal support, this is one area where your choice of lawyer can make a major difference. I am family lawyer Paula D. Kleinman. For more than 20 years, I have dedicated my law practice to helping my clients reach fair spousal support arrangements. Contact me today to discuss your alimony/spousal support goals.
Courts Must Look At Many Factors When Determining Alimony
In California, courts have the power to award two different kinds of spousal support. Temporary support can be awarded while divorce litigation is pending. Permanent support is awarded after the divorce. The temporary support award is very important, as judges will typically use the temporary award as a basis for determining permanent support.
When courts decide whether or not to make an award of spousal support, they are required to look at a number of factors, including: