Orange County Spousal Support Attorney
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If you are going through a
divorce and need legal counsel to help find an alimony arrangement, our OC spousal
support lawyers can help. At The Law Offices of W. Douglas McKeague, our
legal team has more than 35 years of experience helping clients find resolutions
family law matters.
Have you been ordered to pay alimony?
In California, spousal support - also known as alimony - is meant to provide
financial assistance to a former spouse. The primary intent is to enable
a former spouse to enjoy the same standard of living that he or she had
during the marriage. Over time, alimony can allow the receiving spouse
to have the financial means to learn skills or obtain education to become
Many factors go into deciding the amount of spousal support, such as:
- The length of your marriage
- The needs or the requesting party
- The requesting party's ability to earn income
- The paying party's ability to pay and / or ability to afford the spousal support
- Standard of living for the couple prior to the termination of marriage
Spousal support can be ordered temporarily or permanently. You and your
former spouse can reach a mutual agreement on spousal support amounts,
but if a decision cannot be reached, the court may see fit to intervene
and make the decision on your behalf. It is our goal to help you and your
former spouse make collaborative and mutually agreeable decisions so that
you can avoid the courtroom as much as possible.
Modifying Your Spousal Support Order
It is fairly common in divorce cases for spousal support or alimony to
be part of the proceedings. Whether spousal support is ordered or not,
and to what extent, will depend upon a number of factors, including the
couple's standard of living prior to the divorce, income levels, any
extenuating circumstances which would prevent one individual from being
able to adequately provide for themselves, and other facts.
While these decisions are always carefully deliberated and assessed before
being made – in our state, we actually have a formula used to calculate
spousal support – it is possible for circumstances to change significantly
in the years that follow divorce. If a prior arrangement is no longer
effectively serving its purpose, it may be time to pursue a
Recieve Experienced Legal Counsel
At The Law Offices of W. Douglas McKeague, our
Orange County divorce attorneys have the experience and passion necessary to help you navigate complicated
family law matters. We offer reasonable rates to ensure that you can afford
the quality legal counsel that you and your family need. With 30+ years'
experience in family law, you can trust that we will get the job done for you.
Call our team today to request your free &confidential