SPOUSAL SUPPORT ATTORNEY
Financial ability of a support paying spouse may change when the support paying spouse cannot continue to pay the amount ordered by court. During such times, it is best to contact our Riverside spousal support attorney to determine what options, if any, you may have at your disposal to either terminate or modify spousal support. Contact our divorce and family law attorney in Riverside to help you with your spousal support matter if you are in need of an aggressive and experienced spousal support attorney.
In a spousal support case, often times issues involve hiding income by a high income earner spouse or a self employed spouse, so the spouse does not have to pay a high amount of child support or spousal support. It is in your best interest to consult our experienced spousal support lawyer and divorce attorney in Riverside to help you protect your rights and level the playing field in a Court.
Temporary Spousal Support
In a Riverside divorce case, generally, temporary spousal support is awarded during the time a divorce is still going on.
Temporary spousal support is awarded to a spouse who needs financial assistance during the pendency of a divorce. Temporary spousal supports are "short term"; i.e. it is awarded "during" the divorce. Once the divorce is finalized, depending on the circumstances, the temporary spousal support amount either continues for a specific period of time, or discontinues.
Permanent Spousal Support
Permanent spousal support is awarded when both parties were married to each other for more than 10 years. The amount of a permanent spousal support in Riverside depends on not only the parties incomes, but 12 additional factors under family code 4320. The family law courts must take into consideration these factors to make a determination about "how much" support to order from the paying spouse to the receiving spouse. Usually, permanent spousal support is awarded for the rest of the life of the receiving spouse, unless that spouse remarries, dies, further order of the court, or by agreement of the parties.
Terminate or Modify Spousal Support
- Job loss,
- Pay reduction, such as loss of overtime or bonuses,
- The receiving spouse's income has increased, or has obtained a job,
- Newly discovered income that other spouse hid,
- Remarriage or cohabitation of the receiving spouse,
- Death of the receiving spouse, or
- Further orders of the Court.