Westlake Village Alimony Attorney

Going through a divorce can be incredibly difficult, and there are many aspects of a divorce case that should be handled by an attorney. This includes spousal support, also known as alimony. At the Law Offices of Stephanie L. Mahdavi, we are ready to help ensure you are treated fairly when it comes to receiving or paying alimony. The Westlake village alimony attorneys with our office will get to work on your case immediately.

Why is alimony necessary?

When a couple of divorces, it is often the case that one spouse involved will be left with fewer means than they had during the marriage. This occurs for various reasons. It may be the case that one spouse decided to forgo their career so the other could succeed, or that one spouse decided to stay home while children were young.

Regardless of why one spouse may have lesser means in the aftermath of a separation, it may be the case spousal support is needed to ensure that the spouse is taken care of post-divorce. Alimony payments are calculated using a variety of factors, including:

  • How long the marriage lasted
  • How much education each spouse has attained
  • The financial in living situations of both spouses post-divorce
  • The lifestyle that both spouses were accustomed to during the marriage

What types of alimony are there?

Contrary to popular belief, not all alimony is permanent. There are various types of alimony that may be awarded. This could include:

  • Temporary Alimony:┬áThis type of alimony will typically only occur during the while the divorce is being finalized but is not yet complete. Temporary alimony may be transitioned into another type of alimony or stopped altogether upon finalization of the divorce.
  • Rehabilitative Alimony: This type of alimony is designed to help a spouse of lesser means to gain the skills necessary to become self-sustaining. This could include financial assistance for college classes or vocational courses. This type of alimony will typically only last for a specified amount of time.
  • Permanent Alimony:┬áThis type of alimony will typically occur for marriages that lasted for longer periods of time, particularly when one spouse was dependent on the other for the majority of their marriage. Permanent alimony is typically paid on a monthly basis and will end only if the receiving spouse remarries or if either spouse passes away.
  • Lump-Sum Alimony: This type of alimony may be made in lieu of permanent alimony and consist of one large payment made to the receiving spouse.

We will work to help you through this

If you are going through a divorce, and there is a chance that alimony will be required, speak to a skilled attorney as soon as possible. These cases can become complicated, and alimony is a contentious issue. At the Law Offices of Stephanie L. Mahdavi, we are ready to help, whether you should be receiving alimony payments or will be required to make alimony payments. We are also available to help if any modifications are needed for your alimony payment arrangements.

Our Westlake village alimony attorneys will be your advocate throughout your entire divorce case. You can contact us for a consultation by clicking here or calling 805-379-4550.

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