An article in myfamilylaw.com discussed the many different types of Alimony payments that one may be required to pay in California. Alimony (also known as spousal support) is an amount paid by one spouse to another after a divorce to allow the lower-income spouse to continue living the same or similar lifestyle as enjoyed during the marriage. The types of alimony in California covered in the article are:
- Temporary Alimony: Temporary alimony is spousal support that is paid during the separation but before the divorce becomes final. This type of alimony can stop altogether when the divorce becomes final, or can be continued after the divorce, depending on the circumstances.
- Rehabilitative Alimony: represents payments made from one spouse to another to allow the lesser-earning spouse to acquire the necessary training or education needed to become self-supporting.
- Reimbursement Alimony: Spousal support designed to reimburse for an expense incurred by the other spouse during the marriage.
- Permanent Alimony: provides fixed monthly payments from one spouse to another for the life of the spouse, usually with provisions. This is applicable for long term marriages of ten years or more.
- Lump-Sum Alimony: Instead of monthly payments, the parties can agree one party to pay a lump-sum amount to the other.
- Property Distribution: In lieu of cash, spousal support can be paid through the ownership of property.
No matter what type of alimony you may be eligible for or are already paying, the issue of spousal support is often the most contentious and unpleasant part of dissolving a marriage. Wallin & Klarich has extensive experience successfully handling spousal support and other family law matters.
We know our clients are often in the middle of difficult transitions; that’s why we’re committed to providing timely, informative service for our clients. If we become your attorneys, we promise to work hard to get the best possible outcome for your spousal support case. And with 33 offices throughout the greater Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Inland Empire areas, we can be there for you, wherever you happen to be. To speak with an experienced California spousal support attorney about your case, call us today at 1-888-749-7428 or fill out the online consultation form to the right.
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