Spousal support in Riverside, CA
This is one reason divorce can be financially devastating to both parties. Although the cost of living in the Riverside and Murrieta areas is lower than other parts of Southern California, it is still difficult to make ends meet after a divorce.
Calculation of spousal support
Typically, people paying spousal support will feel that the amount to be paid is unfair, because it will be financially difficult for them. People who receive spousal support are usually worried about how they will be able to make ends meet on such a small amount of money.
California Spousal Support Calculator
Where Can I find An Alimony Attorney in Riverside
If you need an experienced family attorney who knows the law regarding spousal support, look no further. The law office of Family Law Matters has handled thousands of cases like yours. We have the knowledge, skill and experience to help you maximize your results. We also know the local court and the local judges. You will not need to worry about being “home towned” by an attorney who is friendly with your judge.
Spousal Support in California and the Imaginary Ten-Year Rule
There is a widespread misperception that if a couple divorces after more than ten years of marriage, a rule demanding indefinite alimony payment applies. There is no such thing as a "Ten Year Rule" in reality. The following are the facts:
According to California law (Family Code Section 4336(a)), if a marriage is "of extended duration," the court "retains jurisdiction" indefinitely after the divorce is finalized, unless the spouses agree differently. Retaining jurisdiction implies that the court retains the authority to make decisions about things between the spouses and can reevaluate and alter its initial rulings as the facts warrant. Any marriage lasting more than ten years is automatically deemed "prolonged," although shorter marriages are occasionally considered lengthy as well.
Why You Need an Attorney who Practices in Riverside
For this reason, it is important that when you hire an attorney to represent you in your divorce, it is someone who knows both the law and the court.
Widely known by attorneys, but not often discussed with clients is the idea that local attorneys have an advantage in litigation. They have already developed a rapport with the court, who- so long as the attorney has a good reputation- gives them an edge.