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Goldberg & Gille Can Assist with All Aspects of Your Divorce

If you and your spouse have made the decision to file for divorce, it is important to understand that there are a number of issues that will need to be sorted out before either of you can move on from this difficult time in your life. Depending on the specific circumstances of your divorce, you may asked to pay alimony to your former spouse, or your may wish to seek it. This is just one of the many things that the Pasadena divorce lawyers at Goldberg & Gille can assist you with.

Some of the benefits of working with Goldberg & Gille include:

  • We have more than 80 years of collective experience
  • You can work with a Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Our firm is backed by a high level of client satisfaction
  • Christine Gille has been rated "Excellent" on Avvo

With more than eight decades of combined legal experience, the legal team at Goldberg & Gille knows what it takes to seek a favorable resolution to your family law matters.

When Would Alimony Be Awarded in a Divorce?

One spouse may be ordered to pay alimony in a California divorce if the court determines that the other, lower-earning spouse requires financial support – either during or after the divorce. The purpose of this is to ensure that both spouses are able to maintain some semblance of the lifestyle that was established over the course of the marriage, even if it is only temporarily. It is not uncommon for one spouse to have fewer financial resources after their marriage has ended, so alimony can be ordered to ensure that they do not suffer any unfair effects after divorce.

Whether you are interested in seeking spousal support or you have been asked to pay it, you can trust the Pasadena divorce attorneys at Goldberg & Gille to protect your best interests.

How Is Spousal Support Calculated in California?

In California, a family law judge will take a number of factors into consideration when making a decision about whether or not to award spousal support in a divorce – and, if so, in what amount. This will vary from case to case, depending on each couple's unique financial needs.

Just a few of the many factors that will be considered include:

  • The overall length of the marriage
  • The standard of living that was established during the marriage
  • The age, physical health and emotional state of both spouses
  • The ability of the higher-earning spouse to support the other
  • The marketable skills of the spouse seeking financial support
  • The balance of hardship to each of the former spouses

Although permanent alimony does exist in California, though rarely awarded, spousal support is usually temporary. This means that the lower-earning spouse may need to work toward financial independence while being supported by their former spouse for a period of time.

How Long Will Spousal Support Obligations Last?

In most cases, alimony are deemed "rehabilitative." This means financial support will be provided to one spouse as long as it is necessary, or until they are able to obtain the training and/or education necessary to become self-supporting. The divorce decree may order one spouse to pay alimony for a set amount of time, but if no such stipulation was included, spousal support must be paid until the court orders otherwise. However, there are certain exceptions. For example, if the supported spouse remarries, the paying spouse may seek a termination.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today: 626-340-0955

Going through a divorce may be one of the most challenging times in your life; however, the process can be simplified when you enlist the help of an experienced family law attorney in Pasadena. Goldberg & Gille has been dedicated to helping individuals and families through the divorce process for decades, and we are ready to do the same for you.

Regardless of what obstacles you currently face, there is no issue to big or too small for our knowledgeable legal team to handle. You can begin your case with a consultation, whether you call us at (626) 340-0955 or fill out a review form online, so do not hesitate to get started today.

Don't let a difficult divorce keep you from carrying on with your life. Turn to Goldberg & Gille for the help that you need. We are ready to fight for the outcome you deserve!

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