Legal aid for spousal support in Sacramento, CA

There are two basic types of spousal support that can be accorded as per California family law. Temporary spousal support is granted when divorce proceedings are ongoing. It is usually determined by a need to balance the needs of one party by the ability to pay by the other party. The second type is permanent spousal support. This kind of support is usually set by mutual agreement or ordered by a court after trial.

It is not mandatory for spousal support to be awarded. Getting the services of an experienced Sacramento family law attorney, is essential for a successfully negotiated agreement or trial. The Law Office of David A. Martin & Associates is among the top legal firms where you can get such services. Spousal support is awarded based on a variety of factors including:

– The length of the marriage

– The income ability of the receiving spouse

– The paying spouse’s income, the potential for earning, and health condition.

– The resultant tax costs and consequences to both parties.

– The contribution made by one spouse as a homemaker.

– Whether there are an existing pre-nuptial agreement and the possibility of enforcement among other factors which can be discussed in court.

A family law expert will generally give you the best advice on these issues and examine all the facts in the case to reach a desirable outcome.

Directions To Our Sacramento Family Law Firm

The Law Office of David A. Martin & Associates

8880 Cal Center Dr #260
Sacramento, CA, 95826
Phone: (916) 381-4040

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