Protecting Your Rights In Spousal Support Matters

After a divorce, there is often significant disparity in the income and earning ability of the spouses. To alleviate this problem, it is sometimes appropriate for one party to make monthly spousal support (alimony) payments to the other.

In California there are various types of spousal support, including:

  • Temporary: Support that is paid during the course of the divorce, before it is finalized
  • Rehabilitative: Paid until the receiving spouse is able to become self-supportive
  • Permanent: Paid until death or the remarriage of the receiving spouse
  • Lump-sum: A one-time alimony payment that is often ordered in lieu of a property division settlement

Courts have broad discretion in ruling in alimony cases. Factors they consider include the length of the marriage, the age and physical condition of the spouses, the spouses earning ability and the standard of living during the marriage.

If you are seeking alimony or it is being sought from you, the attorneys at the Law Office of Donald S. Eisenberg are here to protect your rights and your financial interests.

We have extensive experience handling spousal support matters, including enforcement and modifications.

Get In Touch With An Experienced California Alimony Attorney

To discuss your spousal support/alimony-related matters with an experienced divorce lawyer in Long Beach, please call our law offices at 562-546-5527 or contact us online.