March 27, 2013 By Paul Wallin

When spouses get divorced or legally separated, one spouse may be ordered to make regular spousal support payments to the other in accordance with either a mutual agreement or an order issued by the court. A Victorville Wallin & Klarich Spousal Support Attorney can save you money in your spousal support case by:

• Seeking temporary or permanent spousal support;
• Presenting a correct, complete, and advantageous picture of your finances in court;
• Preparing petitions to modify or terminate spousal support payments; and
• Representing you in disputes over unpaid spousal support.

Temporary & Permanent Spousal Support

Temporary Spousal Support

Temporary spousal support is determined with the same computer program calculator used for child support. The court will look at each party’s monthly income and expenses and input these figures into the computer program that will calculate the suggested spousal support. However, the court does have discretion to order a temporary spousal support order that differs from what the program calculates.

The Victorville attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have extensive experience in negotiating or litigating the best possible terms for our clients that are within the court’s discretion. Our knowledge and efficiency can save you a great deal of money in your spousal support case.

Permanent Spousal Support

There is no straightforward formula that determines permanent spousal support. In determining permanent spousal support, the court will consider and weigh the 14 factors found in California Family Code Section 4320. Based on these 14 factors, the court decides whether a permanent order of spousal support will be made in your case. The court also decides the amount of the spousal support and the length of time for which one spouse will provide spousal support to the other.

Since no straightforward formula exists for determining permanent spousal support, in order to save money in your spousal support case, it is important to have an experienced Victorville Spousal Support Attorney who is very familiar with navigating through these 14 factors.

Spousal Support Modification

In many cases, circumstances change – employment, number of children, medical health, and expenses – and a spousal support modification is needed. To obtain a modification, you must demonstrate a “substantial change in circumstances.” In reality, many people cannot meet this high burden. This can result in the court not only denying their request for a change in support but also awarding the opposing party attorneys’ fees. For this reason, having an attorney who can honestly and accurately evaluate your circumstances and chances for success in court is critical to saving you money in your case. The Victorville Spousal Support Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have the knowledge and skill to argue that your change in circumstances meets the court’s high burden.

Taxes and Spousal Support

Your Victorville Wallin & Klarich Spousal Support Attorney can also help you save money after a spousal support order is made. Many parties to a divorce do not consider the tax consequences after orders have been entered by the court or after the divorce has been finalized and there is a judgment in place. Your Victorville Wallin & Klarich Spousal Support Attorney can advise you on how to save money in your spousal support arrangement through your taxes.

Finding an Experienced Spousal Support Attorney in Victorville

Wallin & Klarich has successfully handled spousal support and other family law matters for over 30 years. We are committed to providing timely, informative legal advice to our clients that saves them money in their spousal support cases. We have offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Victorville, West Covina, Torrance, and Sherman Oaks.

Call us today at 1-888-749-7428 or fill out the online consultation. We will be there when you call.

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