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Searching for a lawyer for your spousal support case in Pasadena, CA? When a couple decides to legally separate and a divorce is imminent, it may be a good time to contact a lawyer to better understand spousal support or alimony. Alimony is any court-ordered amount due from one spouse to the other. During a divorce case, a temporary support order may be requested, allowing the receiving party to start obtaining money as soon as the case begins. Palimony is similar in alimony, but the separated party does not have to be married. Palimony is due to ex-partners in domestic partnerships or when a couple has cohabitated long enough that under California law, they were receiving similar benefits as married couples.

California judicial systems use a calculator to determine how much money will be paid in spousal support. The formula may take into consideration how long the marriage or partnership lasted, the age and health of both people what the income of each particular spouse is and what the person needs depending on the standard of living that they are accustomed to. Even if you are the sole proprietor of a household, the "stay at home" spouse will be owed money for the quality of life that they are used to receiving.

This holds true for bread-winning husbands and wives that have devoted their time to raising children. If you are looking to increase your alimony payments, or lower the payments that you make to your former spouse, speak with a divorce lawyer from the Law Office of Fritzie Galliani, APC.

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How is Spousal Support Determined?

If you are required to give support, the judge has already determined a few factors about you, including:

  • Your income

  • The circumstances under which you are separating

  • The standard of living during the marriage

  • The length of the marriage

  • The basis of your relationship

If you divorced under circumstances such as inconsiderable differences, your alimony may be less than a couple who separated due to domestic violence. Spouses who are victims of domestic violence often receive higher amounts of alimony because of emotional stress that has been endured.

Need an attorney for a spousal support case in Pasadena? Contact a Pasadena spousal support attorney today by calling (626) 314-6738.