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Guiding You Through Spousal Support Negotiations

Alongside child support, spousal support or alimony is another form of post-divorce financial support that you may negotiate for. Navigating the complexities of spousal support and alimony can significantly influence your future following a divorce. Our alimony lawyers understand that you deserve stability and fairness as you move forward, and we will help ensure your financial interests are protected. At Leigh K. Galyon, APC, we combine compassion with legal proficiency to guide you through these challenging times with the utmost professionalism and care.

We pride ourselves on delivering tailored legal services that meet the unique needs of our clients. Our financial acumen is second to none, allowing us to adeptly handle the division of complex assets and financial estates with precision and clarity. While we are often the firm of choice for complex litigation cases, we are also the trusted referral for law firms when mediation reaches an impasse and court intervention becomes necessary. With over 25 years of experience, we bring a seasoned perspective to every case, ensuring that your legal concerns are in competent hands.

Understanding Spousal Support In California

In California, spousal support is designed to uphold financial fairness in the aftermath of a divorce. Whether you need temporary support during the divorce process or are seeking a long-term arrangement post-divorce, our attorneys are skilled in navigating the nuances of all types.

California offers four types of spousal support agreements:

  • Pendente Lite (Temporary) Spousal Support – Provided during the divorce action.
  • Rehabilitative Support – Allowing a lower-earning spouse to eventually become self-supporting.
  • Permanent Spousal Support – Awarded at the conclusion of the divorce action. It can be for a specified period or indefinite. It may also be modifiable based on a change in circumstances.
  • Reimbursement Support – To recoup the funds one spouse may have provided to help finance the other’s education or career training.

We work diligently to understand your needs and represent your interests, whether in negotiating an amicable agreement through mediation or advocating for you in court.

Factors Influencing Alimony Decisions In California

The determination of alimony in California is a multifaceted process, and courts consider a range of factors when making a decision. Our lawyers are adept at presenting a comprehensive picture of your circumstances to ensure an equitable alimony outcome.

A number of factors are considered when determining an appropriate amount of spousal support, including:

  • the couple’s length of marriage
  • their standard of living during the marriage
  • the relative income of each individual
  • the needs of each spouse

The above factors could establish whether or not alimony should be granted, how much should be awarded, and for how long payment should continue. Leigh K. Galyon, APC, can help you navigate this complicated process to obtain the best spousal support award possible or, alternatively, to convince the judge that your ex-spouse does not need spousal support or needs less than they asked for.

Working For Your Stability And Peace Of Mind

At Leigh K. Galyon, APC, we help clients navigate the San Diego child support and spousal support system. Whether you are seeking alimony or opposing the payment of spousal support, we can represent you.

Our clients come to us with a variety of concerns including how long spousal support can last, whether the amount of child support can be changed and how payments should be treated for income tax purposes. We have the necessary experience to answer your questions and help guide you through the process.

Secure Your Financial Future With Leigh K. Galyon, APC

Take the first step towards securing your financial future by choosing Leigh K. Galyon, APC, for your spousal support concerns. Our seasoned attorneys are ready to provide you with the legal support you need. Contact us today at 619-573-6125 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation. Let’s work together to turn this challenging chapter into a foundation for your new beginning.