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Murrieta Spousal Support Attorney

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Spousal support can be an extremely contentious matter to discuss during or after the divorce process. However, it’s important to make sure that your rights are upheld throughout case proceedings. With the Law Offices of Michael D. Iverson, APC on your side, you can be sure that your case will be handled with the utmost attention to detail and with a focus on pursuing the best possible outcome on your behalf.

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How Is Spousal Support Calculated?

Spousal support—in some cases also referred to as permanent alimony—is calculated based on a number of factors.

Some of these factors may include the following:

  • Age of the spouses
  • Health of the spouses
  • Length of the marriage
  • Financial needs of the spouses
  • Marital standard of living
  • Marketable skills of the supported spouse
  • Earning capacity of the supported spouse
  • Potential difficulties in finding employment for the supported spouse

In some cases, the supported spouse has been through a long season of unemployment so that he or she could devote time to the household and the raising of children. This and other similar factors are understood and considered by the court.

What Is the 10-Year Rule?

In California, marriages that exist 10 years or more are considered marriages of a long duration. This means that the court is unable to set a defined termination date for spousal support. This does not mean, however, that spousal support must go on indefinitely. The court can set a date by which the supported spouse must apply to extend the support, or the support will be terminated.

For marriages lasting less than 10 years, spousal support typically does not last beyond a time that is equivalent to half the length of the marriage.

Contact an Experienced Spousal Support Lawyer in Murrieta

Attorney Michael D. Iverson has made a name for himself as a trusted Murrieta family law attorney. In fact, he received the 10 Best Attorney in Client Satisfaction award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in both 2017 and 2018. When you choose the Law Offices of Michael D. Iverson you can trust that your case is in good hands and that you will be updated every step of the way.

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