When spousal support is a factor in the divorce, the lower income spouse may be entitled to financial support from the other spouse to maintain the marital standard of living. In San Diego, if the parties were married for less than 10 years, the spouse entitled to spousal support may receive support for half the length of the marriage. If the marriage is longer than 10 years, the spouse entitled to spousal support may be entitled to support until that spouse remarries or either party dies.
Long-Term Versus Short-Term Marriage
Disputes often arise when the divorce occurs right around the 10-year mark. In these situations, it is all the more important to choose a San Diego spousal support attorney with the experience to overcome these challenges.
Forms of Spousal Support
When spousal support is required, it may come in the form of regular monthly payments. It may also be negotiated as a lump sum. In some cases, it may be waived or replaced with a larger portion of the community property. There are many options available, and our team of attorneys can guide you toward the one that makes the most sense in your case.