Spousal support is a key part of any divorce and can be awarded to either of the spouses. It is often one of the most difficult situations to deal with in the divorce process because it affects the current and future lifestyles of both parties. No one wants to be hindered financially by the payment or lack of support.
It can be awarded for a specific amount of time or in one large sum. The court has the discretion to award any amount of money and takes into consideration the following factors:
· length of the marriage
· age and health of age party
· occupation and income of each
· assets and debts
· vocational skills
If you are encountering problems with spousal support, contact an experienced Orange County Family Law attorney who will aggressively fight the financial limitations that spousal support often presents.