It is important to protect your future, which is why many couples look to receive some sort of post-divorce maintenance – or spousal support.
Spousal support, or alimony, is payment that one person in a marriage must pay to the other when the couple divorces. Generally speaking, spousal support is awarded in an effort to maintain the lifestyle that the other spouse had become accustomed to during the duration of the marriage.
The court considers many factors in determining the amount of money paid and for how long, including:
- Length of marriage
- Amount each spouse contributed to marital estate
- Age of each party
- Medical or economic issues
- Potential for future salary
Most divorce cases can be stressful and filled with lots of emotion. Whether you are fighting for spousal support or looking to protect yourself from excessive spousal support payments, contact the skilled and experienced San Bernardino family law lawyers at Inland Empire Divorce & Family Law Attorneys. We will sit down with you to evaluate your financial situation and determine what your needs are.