Orange County Spousal Support and Alimony Lawyer
Alimony (also known as spousal support) is not automatically awarded in California divorce cases. The court considers many factors before making a decision in these matters. California law gives the court broad discretion in awarding or denying alimony and it is important to have an attorney on your side who can protect your interests.
At the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Stearman, I have successfully represented clients on both sides of spousal support cases. I offer my clients over 38 years of experience practicing law. I was raised in Fullerton and have been a resident of Orange County all my life. I know the law and I know the best approach to building a case that supports your side of the argument.
Working for a Fair Settlement or Court Order for Support
In cases where spousal support is awarded by the court when an agreement cannot be reached, it can be temporary or permanent depending on the court’s ruling. Among the issues the court will consider in making its decision are the length of the marriage; the age of the spouses and their physical and mental health. The court will also look at the standard of living during the marriage and each spouse’s earnings or earning capacity. The specifics of the divorce agreement, including child custody and support will also be considered.
I also help clients with spousal maintenance/support modifications. Any change in either spouse’s income, marital or cohabitation status or passage of time can be grounds to request a modification. I am committed to helping you reach the most favorable settlement or court order available for your case. I handle every aspect of your case myself and keep you informed about the progress of your case at every step.
Call for a Free Consultation
Contact my office today to personally discuss your spousal support or alimony questions. You can call 714-871-7778 for a FREE initial phone consultation or send me an email. I am available by phone during regular business hours and regularly check email evenings and weekends.