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Spousal Support Attorney

When a marriage ends in divorce, it is often appropriate for one spouse to provide financial support to the other. This support is known as spousal support, although some people refer to it as spousal maintenance or alimony.

If you are seeking spousal support, or your ex-spouse is seeking it from you, it is important to protect your interests by enlisting the services of an experienced divorce lawyer. At the Law Office of David F. Leon, we can provide you with the knowledgeable guidance and strong advocacy you need for this important legal matter.

Temporary And Permanent Spousal Support

In California, temporary spousal support is financial assistance one spouse provides to the other while the divorce is pending. Permanent spousal support continues after the divorce is final. The amount of spousal support can be determined by agreement or court order.

Spousal Support Factors

Factors that influence spousal support rulings include:

  • The duration of the marriage
  • The earning capacity of each party
  • The age and health of each party
  • The standard of living enjoyed during the marriage

Courts have broad discretion in imposing spousal support orders. For this reason, it is important to have an attorney who understands what factors are important to judges when deciding spousal support matters. David F. Leon has more than 20 years of experience handling family law matters in California. He is prepared to protect your financial interests.

Contact A Knowledgeable Kern County Alimony Attorney

If you are seeking legal guidance for a spousal support/alimony matter in California, our law firm is here to protect your rights and interests. Contact us today online or by telephone at 661-401-7743 or toll free at 800-577-3642 to arrange a initial consultation with an experienced Bakersfield spousal support lawyer.

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