The Law Offices of

B J Fadem & Associates, APC

Certified Family Law Specialist

San Jose Divorce lawyer

If you are going through a Divorce, Spousal Support may be one the legal issues to be considered. Spousal Support can be simple or complicated and is determined on many factors. The State of California has statutory and case law guidelines that determines how much and how long Spousal Support is considered. Our Attorneys can give you an insight into your Legal Rights regarding this issue. Unfortunately it can be a very daunting and complicated issue.

You may be used to paying the IRS, however, did you ever think you would be paying your ex-spouse a monthly payment per a Court Order?

The tradition was when a married couple Divorced, the ex- husband would pay ‘Alimony’, now known as Spousal Support, to the ex- wife to raise the child (ren). Well now, there are no gender rules and a child (ren) may not be involved. An ex- wife may also have to pay Spousal Support. If you have been informed otherwise by your internet research, family, friends, coworkers or advertisements, please call us immediately.

We will guide you through the whole process.

Our experienced Family Law Attorneys will meet your needs and be your voice to support your Legal Rights. We think outside the box. We are honest. We are detail oriented. We believe in constant communication with our clients. We believe in being professional, respectful and thoughtful.

Common questions are:

Am I entitled to Spousal Support?

It depends on many factors: There is temporary Spousal Support and long term / post judgment Spousal Support.

Am I entitled to long term Spousal Support?

Long term Spousal Support is based on numerous factors including but not limited to, the marital standard of living, ability, length of marriage and need. However, you must have been involved in a long term marriage (presumed to be at least 10 years) in order to be eligible for long term or post-judgment spousal support.

How long will I have to pay Spousal Support?

It is the policy in the State of California for divorcing parties to become financially independent from each other within a reasonable time. There is a presumption that that time is 1/2 the length of the marriage. However, this is not written in stone and is based on numerous factors.

If it appears that one partner has been hiding money, it may require the assistance of a forensic CPA to help uncover the location of those assets.

Can your Law Firm file our Legal documents and/or represent me in any County?

Yes. We can file in all California Counties and cities, including but not limited to: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humbolt County, Inyo County, King County, Lake County, Lassen County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Placer County, Plumas County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Francisco County, San Joaquin County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Yolo County, and Yuba County. In addition, B J Fadem has represented hundreds of clients throughout California, the United States and foreign countries [with regard to Hague matters].

Our Attorneys are skilled at helping clients with Spousal Support legal issues and making the process as civil and polite as possible. We hope that your case will go to Mediation first or to a Settlement Conference. This will save you both time and money. However, if the Opposing Side does not hold these ideals in high regard, we will be prepared to litigate at trial.

Your issue may be time sensitive.

Please contact our office to set-up your Initial Consultation.

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