Following a divorce, one spouse may be court-ordered to pay the other alimony (also called spousal support). Alimony helps alleviate the financial burden that is often placed on the non-wage-earning or low-wage-earning spouse. The courts look closely into each marriage, taking into consideration many factors when determining whether or not to grant spousal support. At Khatami Law, our Sacramento alimony lawyers have experience in helping individuals seeking alimony, in addition to providing legal counsel to those who are contesting spousal support.
Benefits of Working with Khatami Law:
- Proven results: Results matter to us because we understand that the outcome of a case can affect your family and relationships in many ways. We always strive for the best possible outcome and work hard to make sure our results align with your goals.
- Communication: When we handle a case, we clearly explain all your options and carefully weigh the potential outcomes so you can make informed decisions about your future.
- Trial experience: Having litigated many cases, we bring extensive courtroom experience. Our trial attorneys are ready to take a case to court when necessary.
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How Does a Court Grant Alimony?
When reviewing petitions for alimony, the courts take into consideration a variety of factors. The standard of living during the marriage is closely examined, with the courts reviewing documents to assess the finances throughout the marriage. Additionally, the courts take into consideration the age and physical condition of each spouse, the length of the marriage, and each spouse’s earning ability. Our divorce attorneys at Khatami Law can provide you with an alimony case consultation and make recommendations that best protect your interests.
There are many types of alimony in the state of California, including:
- Temporary: This is paid temporarily while the divorce proceedings are ongoing.
- Rehabilitative: Spousal support paid while the payee spouse becomes financially self-sufficient.
- Permanent: Alimony paid indefinitely to one spouse.
- Reimbursement: Alimony that is paid out to reimburse the payee spouse when they need help to cover the cost of an expense.
- Lump-sum: Alimony that is paid all at once, usually in lieu of a property settlement.
Resolving Alimony Disputes
If you are not receiving your alimony payments or if you would like to dispute an alimony matter, we can help. Our attorneys are ready and willing to take a case to court in order to protect our clients’ interests.
Give us a call today at 916.788.4445 to speak to one of our Sacramento alimony attorneys.