Rancho Cucamonga Alimony Attorney
Helping You Reach a Fair Agreement in Spousal Support
There is no denying that divorce can be messy and disheartening. When you have to sit down and think about alimony, the image is even grimmer. It is unfortunate when one person is left not being able to live the life they are accustomed to due to a divorce. Often, both parties cannot come to an agreement on what would be a reasonable amount for the payor spouse (the breadwinner) to pay the supported spouse every month for alimony. When this happens, the matter is left up to the court. It is the duty of each party’s attorney to make sure their needs are adequately presented to the judge in order to get a fair decision. That is where the need for a veteran Rancho Cucamonga divorce lawyer comes in.
Call the Law Office of Gary S. Austin at (951) 363-2525 and I can help you determine a fair amount of alimony support payments to settle for.
What Determines the Amount of the Alimony Payments?
There are multiple factors that California judges use to calculate alimony support payments.
These factors include, but are not limited to:
- Ability to pay (payor spouse)
- Ability to work (supported spouse)
- Each partner’s income
- Health of each partner
- Age of each partner
- Time devoted to domestic duties (raising children)
- Length of marriage
One factor that is not included is the misconduct of either spouse. This means that something like adultery is of no consequence when it comes to figuring out alimony payments. The only time the denial of a misconduct claim may be exempted is when one spouse is convicted of a crime related to domestic violence.
Gary Austin Is the Lawyer to Trust
Ultimately, it is to the benefit of both parties if an agreement regarding alimony support payments can be reached in mediation. If you plan to mediate your alimony agreement, you should have legal representation. When you hire me as your Rancho Cucamonga divorce attorney, I can help make your alimony mediation or court proceedings run smoothly.
Contact the Law Office of Gary S. Austin at (951) 363-2525 to know the legal services that I can offer you during this difficult time.