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Folsom Spousal Support Attorneys

Handling Alimony Cases in Northern California & Surrounding Counties

Spousal support – also known as alimony – is the money one spouse pays to the other by court order or agreement for support and maintenance. It is awarded to either spouse in an effort to maintain the standard of living that both parties enjoyed during the marriage.

Spousal support may be awarded on the request of a party if there is a need by one spouse (the obligee) and the other spouse (the obligor) has the financial ability to pay spousal support. There are many facts and issues that the Court has to examine in order to conclude that spousal support is appropriate, and what that amount may be.

Let the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. represent you in your alimony dispute. We can fight to ensure that you receive the support you need or that you only pay what is necessary.

Contact us online or call (916) 794-4576 to discuss your situation during a consultation.

Alimony Laws & Eligibility

In California, any marriage less than 10 years long is considered a short-term marriage. By statute, the most amount of time a spouse may receive spousal support (absent special circumstances) is one-half the length of the marriage. There is no such rule for a long-term marriage (one of 10 years or more), except that the supported spouse must exert good faith efforts to become fully employed according to that person’s measure in life (education, experience, skills, etc.), unless there is a legitimate reason the supported spouse cannot work.

If you are seeking spousal support, or you believe that you may have liability for spousal support, you should consult with an experienced family law attorney as quickly as possible to learn what law(s) apply to your situation, what strategy would be most beneficial to achieving your goals, and what the estimated costs of the litigation may be should your issue go to trial. Our Folsom alimony attorneys can answer your questions, inform you of your rights, and help you make informed decisions every step of the way.

Understanding the Factors that Influence Alimony

When it comes to determining alimony, there are several factors that the court takes into consideration. Understanding these factors can help you navigate the alimony process with confidence. Our experienced Folsom spousal support attorneys can guide you through the complexities of alimony laws and help you understand your eligibility.

Some of the factors that may influence alimony include:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Income and earning potential of each spouse
  • Standard of living during the marriage
  • Contributions made by each spouse to the marriage
  • Age and health of each spouse
  • Child custody arrangements

By taking these factors into account, the court aims to ensure a fair and equitable outcome for both parties involved. Our dedicated attorneys are well-versed in alimony laws in Northern California and surrounding counties, and we can provide you with the personalized guidance you need to protect your rights and secure a favorable outcome.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is spousal support or alimony?

Spousal support or alimony is the money one spouse pays to the other by court order or agreement for support and maintenance. It is awarded to either spouse in an effort to maintain the standard of living that both parties enjoyed during the marriage.

What are the eligibility criteria for spousal support in California?

In California, any marriage less than 10 years long is considered a short-term marriage. By statute, the most amount of time a spouse may receive spousal support (absent special circumstances) is one-half the length of the marriage. There is no such rule for a long-term marriage (one of 10 years or more), except that the supported spouse must exert good faith efforts to become fully employed unless there is a legitimate reason the supported spouse cannot work.

Why should I consult with a family law attorney for spousal support?

If you are seeking spousal support, or you believe that you may have liability for spousal support, you should consult with an experienced family law attorney as quickly as possible to learn what law(s) apply to your situation, what strategy would be most beneficial to achieving your goals, and what the estimated costs of the litigation may be should your issue go to trial.

What can a Folsom alimony attorney do for me?

Our Folsom alimony attorneys can answer your questions, inform you of your rights, and help you make informed decisions every step of the way. We can fight to ensure that you receive the support you need or that you only pay what is necessary.

How can I contact a Folsom alimony attorney?

You can call the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. at (916) 794-4576 or contact us online to discuss your situation during a consultation.

Call (916) 794-4576 to get started on your case.

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    After the initial shock of being served divorce papers, I began interviewing attorneys to help me with the legal proceedings. The first couple of attorneys focused on how to address the support and division of property issues included in the papers I was served, without really asking me about my interests in this matter.

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    Tiffany and her team are wonderful! They have great communication skills, within the office and with myself, the client. While communicating via email, my questions and concerns are addressed quickly and thoroughly. Each employee that I have spoken to, ranging from receptionist to office manager, to the attorney, has been incredibly kind. Tiffany is extremely knowledgeable and resourceful. Certainly the type of attorney you want representing you. 
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