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 assists our clients in achieving their goals relative to spousal support orders, which depending on the circumstances can mean obtaining more support, or reducing or terminating support altogether.
- 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.
- Secured court orders modifying child and spousal support orders on behalf of a father from $21k per month to $200 per month after successfully showing that gifts from the father’s parents ceased and therefore should not be counted as income when calculating support.
- Obtained a spousal support order for a mother in the amount of $30k per month after a trial where the cross exam of the father proved that the party’s living expenses were consistent with the mother’s allegations.