The Facts You Need About Child Support And Spousal Support Financial Obligations
Many divorce arrangements can be mediated or negotiated – child custody and visitation arrangements; property division, featuring trade-offs of certain marital assets and property holdings that produce “equitable distribution;” and any post-judgment modifications that may be needed later, depending on changes in circumstances that are out of the parties’ control.
Financial support of a child or children, however, is contingent on guidelines – statutes that determine income for support and allowable deductions from that income. There is little “wiggle room” in their interpretation or application. Child support is calculated according to income-based state guidelines.
Spousal support or alimony is separated into pendent lite, or temporary, and on-going spousal support. The factors used to determine temporary support include maintenance of the “status quo,” while on-going alimony is defined by different factors the court examines, such as the length of the marriage, each party’s earnings or ability to earn, whether domestic violence occurred in the marriage, and devotion of time to raising children, among others.
At the Law Offices of Colleen A. Warren, APC, in San Diego, California, you receive every detail of information you need to be clear on what’s expected of you during your post-divorce life. Whether you are the payer or recipient of support, experienced family law attorney Ms. Warren ensures that you are up to date on state law affecting support, and sets realistic expectations going forward.
Divorce Lawyer Colleen A. Warren Protects What Matters Most To You
Are you receiving too little, or paying too much, child support or spousal support after a sudden, dramatic change in circumstance?
Are you considering petitioning the court for an enforcement of financial responsibilities that have been overlooked?
For all the complicated crises that can arise out of a support, custody or property division matter, look to the Law Offices of Colleen A. Warren, APC, for the guidance that can make a positive difference for your future, and that of your child or children.
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