Spousal support in California is paid by the higher earning spouse to the lower earning spouse in order to allow the supported spouse to live in accordance with the marital lifestyle, if possible. The amount of spousal support a court would order is dependent upon many factors and may differ depending upon whether the divorce is just beginning or the court is making orders at the end of the case. RRB has substantial experience in assisting our clients achieve their goals relative to spousal support orders, which sometimes means obtaining more support , reducing it or terminating it.
- Obtained order terminating spousal support in a long term marriage after contested trial.
- Negotiated buyout in lieu of continued spousal support in a long term marriage.
- Obtained substantial monthly spousal support for non-working spouse with no termination date, successfully avoiding imputation of income.