Spousal Support Legal Services


California Counties Differ Over Alimony

Money is a highly charged topic in family law matters. It can become the center of emotional struggles. But this doesn’t need to happen. Fleischer & Ravreby provides the advice you need to make smart, informed decisions about support matters. We discuss realistic spousal maintenance, or alimony, expectations with you based on our many years of experience. We strive to help you get past the emotion and objectively make the best choice for maintaining your standard of living.

In California, alimony is a moving target. Some counties use guidelines, much like child support calculators. However, in San Diego County, spousal support is completely discretionary and up to the court. As San Diego spousal support attorneys, we will help you garner a temporary order of support and walk you through the numerous factors that a judge may consider when awarding alimony and determining the amount of required payments, including:

  • The length of the marriage
  • Your standard of living
  • The ability of the person receiving support to get a job
  • Age of the parties
  • Health of the parties
  • Education of the parties
  • Any history of domestic violence
  • Expenses/debts/other monetary obligations
  • Any other factors the court determines as just and equitable

Carlsbad Alimony Attorney

The lawyers at Fleischer & Ravreby are often asked, “How long will I have to pay (or how long can I expect to receive) alimony?”

Determined by several factors like those listed above, alimony is usually ordered for the amount of time the supported spouse is seeking education, training and marketable job skills to become self-supportive. However, an order for spousal maintenance could be permanent, based on extenuating circumstances like advanced age or significant health problems. Typically a court order for alimony also terminates upon the death or remarriage of the supported spouse.

Count on the family law firm of Fleischer & Ravreby to answer all your alimony questions at 858-720-8250 or by e-mail. Our skilled divorce, bankruptcy, estate planning and taxation attorneys will handle all of your financial needs.

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