If you are considering divorce and are concerned regarding spousal support it is important to be informed. Either you or your spouse could be required to pay spousal support depending on your particular situation. If you both wind up hiring an attorney several factors will be taken into account when making a spousal support determination.
Spousal support is determined by evaluating both parties income and assets. The duration of the marriage is also a factor. If the marriage is of long duration the judge may order spousal support. Spousal support is to ensure that the other party is able to get by financially and support themselves once the marriage has ended. In a marriage of long duration one of the parties may have relied on the other partners income for food, shelter or other daily necessities.
It is helpful to contact your local attorney to ask specific questions regarding how spousal support is determined.
For further information regarding spousal support and more please contact Yanez & Associates. Call 714-971-8000 for your free initial consultation.