The Family Law Division of Walker Trial Lawyers, LLP handles spousal support issues for its clients in order to obtain the best possible outcome, whether you are the petitioner or respondent.

Riverside County Spousal Support

Walker Trial Lawyers is committed to protecting your financial well-being in every aspect of the divorce process, which may involve spousal support (also called "alimony" in some states).


Whether or not to award spousal support is in the judge's discretion and depends on many factors.  It is important that before the judge decides whether or not to order spousal support, the judge has the facts necessary to make a fair decision. Walker Trial Lawyers’ experienced attorneys work to ensure that the facts and issues that are in your best interest are taken into account.


Types of Spousal Support


While the divorce is pending, a party may apply for temporary spousal support. This temporary order is designed to maintain the lower income spouse in as close a standard of living as possible to that enjoyed during the marriage and to be able to pay living expenses. It is also possible for a court to order permanent spousal support.  Here, the judge considers many factors to determine whether to order support, and if so, the amount and period of time for support. A judge must consider:


  1. BulletTo what degree each spouse's earning capacity can maintain the standard of living established

  2. Canyon Lake Office 
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  3. Riverside Office 
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  4. The needs of each party, based on the standard of living established during the marriage.

  5. The obligations and assets, including the separate property, of each party.

  6. Canyon Lake Office 
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  7. Riverside Office 
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  8. The age and health of the parties.

  9. Documented evidence of any history of domestic violence between the parties.

  10. The tax consequences to each party.

  11. Canyon Lake Office 

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  12. Riverside Office 

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  13. The criminal conviction of an abusive spouse will be considered in making a reduction or elimination of a spousal support award.

  14. Any other factors the court deems just and equitable.


There is a great deal to consider with each of these factors.  For instance, "ability to pay" includes considering more than employment salary, as it may also include investments, other assets, the future exercise of stock options, and so on.  Walker Trial Lawyers is here to safeguard your financial well-being by evaluating and advocating for the legal options that will be most helpful to you, in light of what the law allows. If permanent spousal support is ordered, it may be possible to later modify the amount or duration of the support, or to terminate the order.

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