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California Spousal Support

The issue of spousal support, or alimony, is a difficult subject that comes up in many divorce cases. The attorneys of Shaffer & Associates in San Diego help with a range of issues related to spousal support, including:

Fair financial support for each party to a divorce or separation is extremely important. Our experienced family law attorneys understand the need to be aggressive on your behalf when appropriate. We are also skilled at mediation and negotiation: when a cordial relationship between you and your ex-wife or ex-husband is important, we can assist in explaining and advocating for a fair financial arrangement that both parties can agree to in an effort to avoid litigation if possible.  

Read further below to learn more about spousal support in California and how an attorney can assist you. Or contact Shaffer & Associates for a free consultation about how we can help in your situation.

Shaffer & Associates is dedicated to helping people all across San Diego County, including Downtown San Diego, Point Loma, La Jolla, Scripps Ranch, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad, Rancho Bernardo and Poway. We also work with families in Orange County, Riverside County and Los Angeles County.

Spousal Support (Alimony)

In California, spousal support—also called alimony—is money paid by one spouse or ex-spouse to the other as part of a divorce or legal separation. Spousal support is not awarded in every case; it depends on the circumstances or mutual agreemen… Read More

Support Modification

In California, spousal support may be temporary, during the pendency of a divorce, or permanent. Referring to spousal support, or alimony, as permanent is somewhat misleading, as even so-called “permanent” alimony awards may be modified.… Read More

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