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.

Please read the FAQs prior to your Initial Consultation.

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Client Testimonials
  • BJ Fadem was my lawyer in a child custody case. He was incredible. He knew my fears and took the time to ease everyone of them. BJ was helpful with everything. He is about fair and what is best. I would not have made it through the process without him. BJ is a compassionate, knowledgeable, and straight forward. I would recommend him for anyone that is in need of a Family Law lawyer. Hated going through it, but he made it incredibly painless!Posted by Scot
  • I hired BJ Fadem and Associates to enforced my divorce settlement. BJ Fadem and Associates read through the entire divorce settlement and wrote a letter to my ex-husband pointing out what was not being enforced. BJ is very kind and makes you feel comfortable talking about the situation. BJ and his staff followed through on getting the tasks done and my ex husband complied with his responsiblities. The best possible outcome I could have expected and I couldn't have reached that result without BJ Fadem and his team!Anonymous
  • I have had several opportunities to consult with this law firm over the past few years. I have always received timely and courteous responses to my inquiries. The reason I return time and time again is knowledgeable employees and the respect I am treated with. I also think that the noncondensending matter in which I was treated was a prime factor. It was hard enough to go through what I did, I appreciated not being talked down to by some old stuffy lawyer. Though I have only consulted with Fadem Law, I have referred a few family members who were totally happy with the outcome of their cases.Posted by Claude
  • Mr Fadem is extremely knowledgeable of the laws. Felt he was very in tuned to my needs and fought those. Would definitely would use again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDPosted by Sharon
  • I endorse Mr FADEM Loved The Way He Went To Bat For Me Very Skilled!!! Mostly He Listened When I Thought I Had No Hope!!! Thanks For CaringPosted by Darrell Fears
  • I had a previous attorney who so screwed up my divorce that I almost lost my home, custody and my business!!! When I did my initial consultation with Mr. Fadem, him and and his staff immediately started working on my case to get things saved! The professionalism, customer service and legal knowledge this firm has is incredible!! I can't say enough!! My case is still going on. However, I am so grateful for all they have done and are doing on my behalf!Posted by anonymous
  • I have worked with Mr. Fadem on many occasions and he is as intelligent, professional, and dedicated as they come. His knowledge of family law is outstanding and I refer him to anyone who needs a specialized and highly skilled family law attorney.Posted by Emily
  • As a father with an extremely challenging custody situation, I went through several attorneys before retaining BJ Fadem. Without a doubt BJ has helped my case and my family reach favorable results more quickly and effectively than the collective effort of my first three attorneys combined. Based on years of favorable results and such a positive experience there is no way I would use any other law firm for custody or family law matters. BJ Fadem is absolutely one of the finest custody attorneys in the bay area.Posted by Gary
  • Professional and Skilled. Great Law Office! Mr. BJ Fadem is a knowledgeable and skilled attorney with great experience. Thank you!Larry
    California Jan 27, 2014