In every divorce, financial matters are always an item of concern. In cases where one spouse is the breadwinner, the other spouse may choose to seek alimony. The awarding of alimony is not automatic in California, and it is important for divorcing spouses to understand the law surrounding these sometimes complex legal issues.
There are a number of factors the court looks at in considering a spousal support award, including:
- How long the couple was married
- Each spouse’s age and state of health
- Each spouse’s earning capacity
- The standard of living established during the marriage
Whether you are the spouse seeking alimony or the spouse that will likely be asked to pay it, you should discuss your case with a qualified alimony lawyer who knows the law and has the ability to help you secure a positive result. At the Law Offices of Nicola Fitzgerald, we represent clients on all sides of alimony cases.