Knowledgeable Legal Advocates For Spousal Support Agreements

Unlike other states, in California there is no law that guarantees an award of spousal support (sometimes called alimony or spousal maintenance). If a request for spousal support is made, the court will consider several factors, but ultimately, the decision to award temporary or permanent spousal support is in the discretion of the court.

At the Law Offices of Victoria S. Linder, PC, we regularly save clients' time and money by negotiating out-of-court property division settlements that satisfy the needs of both parties while avoiding an uncertain court battle over spousal support. However, if the other party refuses to agree to a fair settlement, we will vigorously advocate for our clients' best interests at trial.

Serving individuals and families throughout Central Valley and Northern California, our firm represents parties requesting spousal support, as well as those opposing an award of spousal support.

Contact us to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable Sacramento spousal support attorney.

Temporary Spousal Support

Temporary spousal support is intended to preserve the family's standard of living while a divorce is pending. Temporary support may be requested by filing a motion with the court at the time of separation. In Northern California, a formula is often used to calculate short-term support.

Permanent Spousal Support

If your marriage has lasted for 10 years or longer, the court may choose to award permanent support that would last until the death or remarriage of the supported spouse, or until a substantial change in circumstance warrants a modification of the support order.

The court will consider many factors in awarding permanent spousal support, including:

  • The duration of the marriage
  • The age and health of each spouse
  • The ability of one spouse to pay the other
  • The length of time that spousal support is needed
  • The earning potential of each spouse
  • Whether one party lost earning potential due to time spent raising children
  • Whether one party contributed to the other party's education or professional license
  • The tax consequences for each spouse
  • A history of domestic violence between the parties

Contact Victoria S. Linder, PC, · Sacramento County Alimony Attorney

Our lawyer will provide you with the sound legal advice you need to minimize arguments and find the best possible resolution to your spousal support matter. Call the Law Offices of Victoria S. Linder, PC, at 916-905-4805 or contact us online to arrange a consultation.