UNDER THE LAW.
When parties are separated and not living together, the court can order that one spouse provide financial support to the other, called spousal support (often also referred to as alimony). There are many legal issues that can be looked at in determining the amount of support which is appropriate, and as such it is important to consult with an attorney who is well-versed in these matters.
Spousal support starts by the filing of a motion, and often will not be made retroactive. It is important to preserve your rights to ask for support efficiently. While courts will often initiate with a temporary ‘guideline’ support amount, support will likely be determined ultimately by considering the Family Law Code 4320 factors. Our office is experienced in handling these matters and have handled various trials pertaining to that of support alone.
Whether you are seeking spousal support or on the other end as payor of spousal support, call our office for a consultation in order to discuss your particular rights.