It is one of the most complex and sensitive issues of family law. Spousal support awards are an extremely important part of the divorce process. The amount of support awarded can significantly impact both parties’ financial outlook, and often, this is a constant source of great friction between the parties as their divorce moves forward.
Based in Ventura County, the Law Offices of Stephanie L. Mahdavi provides experienced legal guidance to help clients navigate complicated spousal support issues in divorce cases. As a Westlake Village spousal support attorney, who is certified as a family law specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Mahdavi has more than a decade of experience. She skillfully represents clients in settlement negotiations, mediation and litigation.
Our goal is to help clients move through the divorce process in an efficient and cost-effective manner, with minimal stress or hassle, so they can embrace the new life awaiting them. Consult with our Westlake Village team for more information.
Spousal Support Guidance
Spousal support (sometimes called “alimony”) is a court-imposed payment from one spouse to another. Because of its complex nature, it is vital to have an experienced and knowledgeable Westlake Village spousal support attorney to help guide clients through the legal process and place them in the best position to succeed. Temporary spousal support, which is calculated based on a formula, may be available to a lower income earning spouse while the divorce proceeding is underway. Permanent or long-term support is generally awarded at the end of the process, if at all.
The amount of permanent spousal support is based on many factors, including the length of the marriage as well as each spouse’s:
Age and health
Standard of living during the marriage
Contributions to the marriage
Financial needs and obligations
Permanent spousal support is not necessarily changeless. It can be modified — that is, increased, reduced or even eliminated — if one or both parties’ circumstances change.
Accurately completing your income and expense declaration is critical to the spousal support determination. You should not complete or submit the declaration without consulting an attorney. At our Ventura County law firm, we can advise you on all aspects of spousal support including how to establish, challenge or modify it. Our legal staff can also help obtain and complete the necessary paperwork to help make your life easier.
LEARN HOW A WESTLAKE VILLAGE SPOUSAL SUPPORT ATTORNEY CAN HELP
If you are considering a divorce in Ventura County, it is important to learn whether you will need to pay or receive spousal support. At the Law Offices of Stephanie L. Mahdavi, our team of legal professionals utilize an aggressive and comprehensive approach to help place each client in the best position to succeed. Call our firm at 805-409-9132 or send us an email to arrange a free initial consultation with a spousal and child support attorney Westlake Village. We offer flexible appointment hours including evenings.