Alimony & Spousal Support

The Path to a Healthier Divorce

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California Spousal Support Mediators

Ensuring Both Parties Have the Help They Need

As an aspect of the final divorce settlement, courts may require a higher-income spouse to assist a lower-income spouse with their expenses and maintain the quality of life they enjoyed during the marriage. Alimony, or spousal support, can be paid in lump-sum or monthly payments and is most often temporary but may be permanent in rare instances.

Calculating Support Payments in California

Alimony is not needed or called for in all cases. When it is awarded to one party, however, the amount and the duration will depend on several factors relating to both individuals and the marriage itself. Additionally, these awards can be altered down the line by petitioning the court if circumstances for either party change.

Just a few of the factors the court will consider include:

  • The marketable skills, job market, and overall employment prospects of the spouse seeking support
  • Each spouse’s contributions to the other during the marriage
  • The spouse’s ability to support the recipient
  • The recipient’s needs based on their standard of living established during the marriage
  • The duration of the marriage
  • A documented history of domestic violence

Call Alternative Divorce Solutions Today

Our team of highly skilled Certified Mediators have the training in both mediation and divorce law necessary to help clients reach an agreement that works well for everyone. Bear in mind that spousal support awards are considered separate from child support – the only overlap occurs if the spouse may be unable to afford both awards and they must be altered.

To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or via phone at 949-368-2121.

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Top 10 Reasons
To Choose Mediation
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  • You get to be in control of your divorce.
  • Tailored solutions based on your needs.
  • Focus on your emotional well-being.
  • Eliminates combative power struggles.
  • Less stressful for every family member.
  • Neutral help from a qualified mediator.
  • Completely private and confidential.
  • Can protect the interests of young children.
  • Saves time by preventing long litigation.
  • Less money spent on attorney and court filing fees.