Alimony: Leaving Your Marriage With Financial Stability

Spousal support is likely to be one of the most contentious issues in a divorce. Both spouses are concerned about the financial impact that the final judgment will have on their financial security and quality of life.

Worried about alimony in your divorce? Call us at 866-936-5194 to speak with attorney George Martinez.

If alimony will be a dispute in your pending divorce in Placer County, schedule a consultation to get your questions answered. Mr. Martinez will work directly with you to make sure your financial interests and rights are protected throughout the support settlement discussions.

How is Spousal Support Determined?

Unlike child support, spousal support is not determined according to official guidelines. Spousal support (often called alimony or spousal maintenance) is usually left to a judge's discretion. Depending on your circumstances, the judge may award different amounts and durations of support or even deny support altogether.

The standard of living established during the marriage is often critical to a judge's determination. The judge may also take into account the respective needs and abilities to pay of each spouse. At The Law Offices of George A. Martinez, we can help you understand how a judge may look at your case. We can work with you to establish support or modify an existing order.

Types of spousal support can include (but are not limited to):

  • Temporary residence in the couple's house
  • Temporary financial support for education and job training
  • Temporary financial support for health care needs
  • Temporary supplemental income support
  • Permanent financial support (until the obligee remarries)

Discuss Your Case in Detail

For more information about your rights and obligations regarding alimony, contact our firm. Attorney George Martinez will sit down with you, review your situation and educate you about your options. Call us today at 866-936-5194, or contact us by email.