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Spousal support is the amount of money the court orders the higher wage earning spouse to pay to the other spouse every month. There are two types of spousal support—temporary and permanent.

William D. Evans is a Long Beach spousal support attorney available to answer all of your questions.  Call him now at (562) 439-9001 to answer all your questions about spousal support and divorce and for the insight and peace of mind that only an experienced family law attorney can provide.

Spousal support is the name for alimony under California law.  California law provides that spouses are entitled to receive spousal support based on many factors including the respective income of the parties, the duration of their marriage and their marital lifestyle.

Spousal support ordered during the pendency of a divorce action is called temporary spousal support and is meant to maintain the marital lifestyle for the supported spouse.  Temporary spousal support may be ordered by the court at any time after a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed until the case has been resolved, either by settlement or trial.

Long-term spousal support refers to spousal support payable after the case has been resolved by settlement or at trial.  Depending on the length of the marriage, the age and income of the parties and the other applicable factors included in California Family Code Section 4320, the court may set a fixed period of time for a party to receive spousal support or may order that it is payable until death of either party, remarriage of the supported party or further order of the court.  The court will also consider both spouses’ financial position including the amount of community property each receives as part of the divorce proceedings and their respective separate property and earning capacity.  Unless the parties agree to the contrary, all aspects of long-term spousal support are modifiable upon a showing of good cause.  Long Beach spousal support lawyer, William D. Evans, offers representation specific to your circumstances including the complex tax issues that often arise within alimony agreements.

Whatever spousal support situation you are facing, William D. Evans Long Beach spousal support lawyer has the experience and resources to help you.

William D. Evans offers a free 30-minute initial consultation.  After a thorough analysis of your case, he will promptly discuss all of the legal options available to you.  Please call William D. Evans at (562) 439-9001.


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