Spousal Support

Los Angeles Spousal Support Attorney

Spousal support, alimony, or partner support is the continued payment made from one spouse to another to maintain a certain standard of living after a divorce or separation. In addition to child custody issues or division of property, it is one of the most contentious issues that parties may face. At the time of divorce or separation, a spousal support determination will be made based on the standard of living of the parties at the time of separation, each party’s needs and income, the duration of the marriage, and ability to pay.

Whether you are seeking to collect spousal support or protect yourself against an unfair spousal support amount, we will identify all of your needs and articulate your rights in court. Contact us for an initial FREE consultation.

You may be able to receive temporary or permanent spousal support payments. We can also assist you in recovering immediate payments if you are in need even before a divorce is finalized. If you are seeking spousal support, it is critical that your attorney is experienced in tracing hidden assets and income and identifying all of the support you may be entitled to.

In awarding permanent spousal support, the court considers many factors:

  1. Each party's income and earnings
  2. Earning capacity
  3. Age and health of the parties
  4. Debts and assets of each party
  5. Duration of the marriage
  6. Education, job skills, or occupations
  7. Standard of living during the marriage

Obtaining the Highest Support Order on Your Behalf
A spouse or partner may often be in need of money if their primary role was as homemaker or stay at home mother. We work to obtain the highest support order to protect their finances at the time of divorce or separation. We are experienced in all technical aspects of the investigation including tracing assets and income for the self-employed and identifying all resources to ensure that the income of the other spouse or partner is properly documented and accurate.

Opposing Spousal Support
In addition to seeking the highest support order, we are also experienced in defense against spousal support payments. If you are concerned about unfair or inappropriate payments to your former partner or spouse, we can assist you in defending against spousal support and make sure that you get all of the deductions and credits you are entitled to. Our legal team routinely works with accountants and other experts to accomplish your objectives.

Support and the Dissolution of Same Sex Marriages and Domestic Partnerships
We are experienced in representing clients in obtaining payments or defending against support obligations after the dissolution of a same sex marriage or a domestic partnership. Many people involved in domestic partnerships or gay marriage may not realize that they have significant rights to collect support. If you have been involved in a long-term partnership and relied upon certain agreements related to financial support, we may be able to help you collect payments at the time of dissolution.

Picking the Right Lawyer Is the First Step in Winning Your Case.

We offer a free initial consultation and accept credit cards. Contact us today to speak to an experienced Los Angeles spousal support lawyer. We provide compassionate and result-driven family law advocacy in divorce, custody, and all family legal matters, and we accept most credit cards.

We want to help you.

Nathans Family Law APC is located in Los Angeles, California and serves clients in Los Angeles County, including Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Burbank, Culver City, Encino, Glendale, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Hollywood, North Hollywood, Norwalk, Pomona, San Fernando, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Torrance, Van Nuys, Westwood, South Bay, and El Segundo, CA.