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Spousal Support

California spousal supportIf you are considering filing for divorce in California, you may be concerned about whether you will have the ability to continue the lifestyle to which you have become accustomed or how you will meet financial obligations with reduced income. You may feel that even though you were not the primary wage earner in the relationship, you were nevertheless essential to the financial health of your marriage. In stretching limited income to meet the needs of two households, couples face a challenge to structure a support arrangement that allows both of you to meet your needs.

The amount and duration of spousal support (which many people still refer to as "alimony" or "maintenance") in California are based on a variety of factors. These factors include each of your ages and health, your incomes, your prior work experience, the length of your marriage and many other considerations.

Also, spousal support may be modifiable under certain circumstances. Parties often return to court after a support order has been entered to secure additional support or to reduce a support obligation. If they have reached agreement through Mediation, couples may also avoid going to court in the future by returning to Mediation to discuss whether support should be modified in light of changed circumstances.

Although the goal is to allow each party to continue to enjoy the lifestyle he or she had during the marriage, California law requires that the parties contribute to their own support within a reasonable period of time after the marriage ends. This length of time will vary based on the length of the marriage.

Judith Nesburn’s goal is to guide you through the process and educate you about your spousal support rights or obligations. You are not limited by the letter of the law and can work with your spouse or ex-spouse in the Mediation or Collaborative Law formats to structure a spousal support agreement which will work best for each of you.

At the Law and Mediation Offices of Judith C. Nesburn, located in Los Angeles, the focus is on alternative means of dispute resolution in all divorce and family law matters, including disputes involving temporary or permanent spousal support. Please contact Judith to schedule a confidential meeting to learn how you can resolve your family law matters with sensitivity, dignity and mutual respect.

Attorney Judith C. Nesburn has been practicing law since 1986, representing men and women throughout the Greater Los Angeles area in divorce and family law disputes. Her prior years of valuable experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker uniquely qualifies her as an effective advocate and compassionate ally for her family law clients. Please contact Judith to learn how you can use Mediation or the Collaborative Law approach to resolve your spousal support issues.


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phone: 310-207-4400 | fax: 310-207-3118
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At the Law and Mediation Offices of Judith C. Nesburn, we handle divorce and family law matters for individuals throughout Greater Los Angeles County, including Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Brentwood, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, the San Fernando Valley, Malibu and Pacific Palisades.