Spousal Support/Alimony

Spousal Support/Alimony: Spousal support is the term for alimony in California. Spousal support is money that one spouse pays to help support the other after the filing of a dissolution. Our skilled divorce attorneys will work with you to make sure the appropriate amount is paid. To determine the amount of spousal support, the judge will consider such factors as the standard of living during the marriage, the length of the marriage, and the age, health, earning capacity and job histories of both individuals. Perhaps neither of you need spousal support. Since circumstances can change (you could become ill, for example, or lose your job), our attorneys may ask the judge to reserve jurisdiction to order spousal support in the future. This will allow you to seek additional support at a later time. Under certain circumstances, you or your spouse may go back to court and ask the judge to change the amount of support. The judge also can order a wage assignment directing a spouse’s employer to pay spousal support. The attorneys at the Law Office of David A. Esquibias will fight for your rights.