Determining alimony or spousal support can be a critical part of the divorce process for many California couples. Attorney Joseph R. Zoucha understands the importance of alimony and how it can help a newly divorced person get back on their feet financially. He has over 30 years of experience handling divorce cases involving alimony, child support and other common divorce issues.
Why is alimony necessary? Many married people choose to take care of the household or focus on raising the children, while their spouse works outside of the home. If they divorce, the spouse that spent so many years at home may have difficulty re-entering the workforce. As a result, they may be unable to support themselves in the lifestyle that had grown accustomed to during the marriage.
Alimony or spousal support can provide some financial security to divorced spouses, while they acquire new job skills or education to pursue a new career. In some cases, a person may receive support for the rest of their lives due to a disability or other issue that prevents them from working.
In California, a computer program is used to calculate temporary spousal support. When calculating permanent support, the court will consider the income of both spouses, standard of living during the marriage, education levels, previous jobs held and the needs of the receiving spouse.
If one is getting a divorce, they may require alimony to sustain their lifestyle as a single person. Contact Attorney Joseph R. Zoucha to discuss the case and determine whether one is entitled to spousal support in a divorce.