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Aruna P. Rodrigo, Family Law Attorney

San Bernardino Spousal Support Lawyer

Alimony Representation from a Board Certified Attorney

Whether you are the spouse expecting to pay or the one needing the support, understanding how alimony is calculated can be beneficial to your case. First and foremost, you should retain the counsel of a seasoned San Bernardino divorce attorney who understands your situation and can provide insight as you move through contentious matters such as child and spousal support.

You can rest assured knowing a seasoned and trusted lawyer is on your side when you work with our firm. We understand how stressful and overwhelming this time can be—especially with your finances on the line. Our firm is committed to providing compassionate legal advocacy backed by years of experience. We take a client-centered approach to every spousal support and divorce case we handle.

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When & How Is Spousal Support Awarded?

Spousal support is awarded when one spouse is more financially dependent than the other; it is used to help them get on their feet following a divorce. However, just because a spouse is more dependent financially, does not mean that they will be automatically awarded this support.

The court will review the following factors to determine if support will be awarded:

  • The standard of living the couple had
  • The earning capacity of each spouse
  • Career or education sacrifices the dependent spouse made
  • The age of each spouse and length of the marriage
  • The dependent spouses actual need for support
  • Any physical or health disabilities
  • Any instances of domestic violence or abuse
  • If one spouse has custody of any minor children

When a marriage has lasted 10 years or more, it is considered a long-term marriage. This means permanent support can be ordered, as each spouse has established a very set lifestyle. The court's main goal in awarding permanent spousal support is to ensure that the dependent spouse can maintain that lifestyle, within reason.

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