Few issues cause as much disagreement as does spousal support. It is almost always a given that the paying spouse will feel that they should not have to write a monthly check to their ex. Likewise, the receiving spouse will often think that the terms of support are unfair. Your financial future will be greatly impacted by how the Family Court rules on the issue of alimony. It is vital that you retain an attorney who is qualified to handle such matters. Aruna Rodrigo is a San Bernardino divorce lawyer who is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Aruna believes that everyone is entitled to aggressive representation and he will work to protect your interests. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.
San Bernardino divorce lawyer dealing with alimony disputes
Spousal support or alimony is often a source of disagreement in contested divorce cases. When deciding the issue of support, the Court does not follow a set formula. Instead, the judge will consider a variety of factors. These factors include:
- The length of the marriage
- The earning power of each spouse
- The extent to which one spouse gave up a career to benefit the other
- The amount of assets with which each spouse will leave the marriage
- How the parties handled money during their marriage
- Other relevant considerations
The length of the alimony award will depend on the specific facts of the case. The Court may issue a temporary spousal support order, early in the case, with a more permanent decision being made at the time of trial. Whether you are the potential payor or payee, it is important that you retain an experienced lawyer in order to ensure that your case is properly presented to the Court.
Aruna Rodrigo is a San Bernardino divorce lawyer who is experienced in handling spousal support disputes. Aruna will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of your situation and to give you an honest assessment of your case. He will quickly file any necessary Motions in order to request or oppose a temporary award of support. He will then use discovery, the process by which information is gained from the other side, to gain financial records, credit statements, job search histories, and other information which will be relevant to the Court’s support calculations. Aruna will ensure that you are prepared for trial and will aggressively protect your interests throughout the process. We understand that this is an important time in your life. We will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today.
San Bernardino attorney handling spousal support modifications
Disputes over spousal support and alimony do not necessarily end just because a divorce is concluded. The Court may be required to modify its order if either of the parties see their income go up or down. As a result, the paying party’s monthly obligation may increase or decrease. How the Court will handle a modification request will always depend on the specific facts of the case. Aruna is able to assist with such issues. Call today to speak with a lawyer.
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