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Representing clients in their alimony needs

As this blog has mentioned before, California law allows family court judges to award spousal support, also referred to as spousal maintenance or alimony, when doing so is necessary to ensure a fair divorce or permanent separation. As this blog has also mentioned that the tax consequences of alimony are changing soon, this is an opportune time to remind our Irvine and other Orange County readers that our law office advises and represents clients with respect to their alimony needs.

The important thing to remember about alimony is that it, unlike child support, is neither automatic nor is it based on a set formula. Instead, judges consider a number of factors when deciding to award spousal support and for how long. The idea behind alimony is to make sure that the needs of both spouses are being met despite an inequality of income or income-earning capacity.

Our first goal with respect to alimony is to review our client's financial situation and conduct an investigation in to her, and her spouse's, overall financial circumstances. This will help us to help our clients set achievable goals with respect to alimony that will ensure that they have ongoing financial security. This could mean formulating a strategy for a client who needs spousal maintenance either temporarily or long-term to get the best payment arrangement possible.

On the other hand, it could also mean helping a person defend against an unrealistic alimony request that, if granted, will unfairly put that person in to a tight financial situation. Our experienced legal team works hard to advocate for our clients' alimony needs, and we have been successful in doing so for people from all walks of life, including professionals and business executives.

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