Ensuring That Spousal Support Is Fair

Often referred to as alimony, spousal support is established to assist the lower-earning spouse following a divorce. There are two forms of spousal support in California: temporary spousal support and permanent spousal support.

At Family Law Group, INC., our attorneys can provide you with experienced advice and guidance as you navigate through divorce and spousal support proceedings in California.

From offices in Livermore and Walnut Creek, we serve clients throughout the Bay Area. Our clients have many questions about spousal support, but the primary concern is often how much the support amount will be.

Temporary Spousal Support

Temporary spousal support is determined at the beginning of divorce proceedings to help the lower earner maintain status quo while the marital property is evaluated, child support is determined (if necessary) and other aspects of the divorce are settled. Then, a permanent support amount can be calculated.

Permanent Spousal Support

Permanent spousal support is largely based on the income and tax obligations of both spouses, as well as factors such as:

  • The marital standard of living
  • The age of the spouses
  • The duration of the marriage
  • The roles of each spouse in the marriage
  • Contributions to a spouse’s education and training
  • The supporting spouse’s ability to pay
  • The employability of the recipient spouse

Establishing permanent spousal support often requires significant negotiation. The lawyers at Family Law Group, INC., are skilled negotiators and aggressive litigators. We will do everything we can to achieve your goals in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Extensive Experience With Modification, Enforcement And Termination

We have extensive experience representing clients in spousal support proceedings involving modifications, enforcement and termination. No matter which side you may be on, we are fully prepared to assist you.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you personally to discuss your situation and answer any questions you may have. Please call our Livermore spousal support attorneys at or contact us online to arrange a consultation.