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Spousal support is a legal obligation for one spouse to provide support to his or her significant other after divorce. Traditionally this type of support was provided by the husband to his wife but, beginning in the 1970s, more countries began moving toward gender equality and there was recognition by many states that a husband may need support as well. The purpose of spousal support, or “alimony,” is to limit the negative financial effects of divorce for the lower income or non-earning spouse.

Reasons for Spousal Support

While the primary purpose of spousal support is to make sure the spouse with less financial stability is capable of living a similar lifestyle after divorce, spousal support also gives the lower income spouse time to acquire the necessary skills to continue the type of lifestyle he or she was accustomed to during the marriage.

Types of Spousal Support

There are two main types of spousal support:

  • Temporary support: This type of support is paid while the divorce is being settled. It is intended to give the lower earning spouse a pre-separation standard of living, and ends when the divorce is settled
  • Post-divorce support: This type of settlement is awarded to the lower income spouse after divorce and only ends when either spouse dies, or the supported spouse gets engaged or remarried

If you need help with your spousal support case, call our San Diego divorce attorneys today. We can be reached at (858) 943-2060.

How Spousal Support is Determined

Spousal support can be negotiated between spouses or determined by judges. When a judge decides on the amount of spousal support to award, he or she looks at a variety of factors:

  • Each party's earning capacity
  • The job skills of each party
  • Each spouse's financial resources
  • Ability of one spouse to pay support
  • The standard of living during the marriage
  • The needs of each party
  • The marriage's duration

Trust Cage & Miles with Your Spousal Support Case

We know that divorce can be hard on everybody involved, but questions of spousal support can make an already contentious situation even more complicated. At Cage & Miles, our San Diego divorce lawyers have years of experience helping our clients resolve their spousal support cases by fighting to make sure that the amount of support awarded is fair and equitable.

If you need help with your spousal support case, schedule a free 30-minute consultation today.

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