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Alimony & Spousal Support

Alimony & Spousal Support

Get Strong Representation For Your Alimony Dispute

Alimony, also called spousal maintenance or support, can be one of the most contentious matters in a divorce. A mandatory payment from one former spouse to another can stoke animosity and strain a person’s finances. Because of the high likelihood of a serious dispute, it is crucial for you to have a capable family lawyer who can represent your best interests.

At Ryan Family Law, our lawyer has more than two decades of family law experience and a long record of resolving disputes. Our three San Diego offices help people across the metropolitan area with their divorce filings and alimony cases. You can talk to our experienced attorney in a free phone consultation by calling us at 858-222-6600.

How Does The Court Determine Alimony Payments?

California courts determine who will receive alimony, the total payment amount and the length of payments by reviewing many factors. These factors include the length of the marriage, each person’s ability to provide for themselves and the physical and financial condition of both spouses. Unlike child support, there are no strict guidelines that family court judges must follow in an alimony case. Because of the looser rules, the strength of your courtroom argument can significantly impact the outcome of your case.

Judges can award alimony many types of alimony, including:

  • On a temporary basis
  • In a lump-sum payment
  • Until the death or remarriage of the payee spouse
  • Until the payee spouse can support themselves

Once the court creates an alimony order, it can be difficult to change. Our alimony attorney will fight to get you the best possible outcome in your first case. We also help clients modify their existing support orders and enforce unpaid orders.

Learn More In A Free Consultation

Filing divorce is a life-changing experience, both financially and emotionally. Our lawyers will be there to guide you through your case and ensure that you are secure. You can call us now at 858-222-6600 to start your free phone consultation. You can also reach our office by using the contact form.

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