Under California law, the court must consider a number of factors in determining whether one spouse will be required to pay support for the other spouse, how much and for how long. Some factors are objective such as the age, education and ability of each spouse to be self-supporting. Other factors are less objective such as whether there are convictions for acts of domestic violence by one spouse toward the other, whether either party is cohabiting with a person of the opposite sex, and other factors specific to the case that the court determines to be relevant.
At the Law Office of Frank J. Prainito, A Professional Corporation, our San Bernardino alimony attorney has the local experience to help resolve the most contentious alimony and spousal support issues, generally at the negotiating table. We don’t think that a drawn-out court battle is in anybody’s best interest, and we do everything we can to help you move into your new future without concerns that your final settlement will come back to haunt you. When a trial is necessary to get a fair judgment over your alimony issue, you can rely on our experience and knowledge of California divorce law to stand firm for your best interests.A Local Firm That Knows the Local System
We have the local experience you can rely on for your divorce needs. By applying our knowledge of local family law judges and opposing attorneys, we can determine what resolutions will be best for your future. We stand firmly by your side to help you seek a favorable spousal support settlement.Working to Help You Reach a Fair Resolution
Whether your pending divorce will include alimony payments or other kinds of spousal support may mean the difference between reaching an amicable settlement and extensive litigation. Along withchild custody and child support concerns, alimony and spousal support issues are often among the most contentious issues in a divorce. Some attorneys may try to take advantage of looming alimony issues and neglect the fact that your final settlement has to be something that everyone is willing to live with. That is not the case at our firm; no matter what the issue is, we focus on achieving a fair resolution.Finding the True Value of Marital Property
Fair spousal support depends on an accurate property valuation. We place a special emphasis on using professional resources to determine the fair value of your estate assets. We believe that a fair settlement or court judgment can be reached only after knowing what your family and marital assets are truly worth. We go beyond the surface. We look at appreciation and depreciation values, business assets and liabilities, and all other factors that are required to determine a fair alimony arrangement.Changing Your Alimony Agreement
The courts know that economic circumstances change in people’s lives. If you are receiving or paying alimony payments, you may have justification to make changes to your original settlement. We can clearly explain how California law will affect your current settlement or judgment, and help you pursue a legal remedy that is right for your current financial circumstances.Contact Our Riverside Spousal Support Attorney
If spousal support or extraordinary child support issues are part of your pending divorce, you can rely on our experience. Contact us online to schedule an opportunity to meet with divorce attorney Frank Prainito at our law office in Riverside.