Camarillo Alimony Attorney

Divorces are difficult and emotional topics. There are various aspects of a divorce case that should be handled by an attorney, and this is especially true when it comes to alimony. Also known as spousal support, alimony payments can become complicated and contentious. At the Law Offices of Stephanie L. Mahdavi, our alimony attorneys will ensure you are treated fairly regardless of whether or not you should be receiving or paying alimony.

Why would alimony be necessary?

For various reasons, it may be the case that one spouse will be left with fewer means than the other in the aftermath of a divorce. It could be the case one spouse was a stay at home parent. It could also be the case that one spouse decided not to pursue a career and relied on the other spouses’ income. Regardless of why one spouse may be left with fewer means, it may be the case that the court will award alimony.

When working to determine whether alimony will be paid and how much the payments will be, the court will look at various factors, including:

  • How long the marriage lasted (longer marriages are more likely to have alimony requirements)
  • The lifestyle that both spouses were accustomed to during the course of the marriage
  • The current living and income situations of both spouses
  • The educational level and ability to work of both spouses

Are there different types of alimony?

Not all alimony arrangements are the same. When many people think of spousal support, they think of permanent payments that never end. However, there are various types of court-ordered alimony, including:

  • Temporary alimony payments that are only ordered to be made while the divorce is being finalized. Temporary alimony payments will either transition into another type of alimony or end altogether once a divorce is finalized.
  • Transitionary alimony payments are typically designed to help the spouse of lesser means gain the opportunity to become self-sustaining. This can include payments for them to receive vocational training or college classes in an effort to establish a career. Transitionary alimony payments will typically only last for a certain amount of time.
  • Permanent alimony payments are the type of spousal support that most people think of when they hear the word “alimony.” These payments are more typical for marriages that lasted long periods of time and are made on a monthly basis until the receiving spouse remarries or either spouse passes away.

In some instances, one large lump sum alimony payment will be made to the receiving spouse in lieu of other types of alimony that may be awarded.

Our team will get you through this

If you are going through a divorce and there is a chance the alimony payments will be required, seek assistance from a skilled attorney today. Whether you think you will be required to pay alimony or should be receiving alimony, the Law Offices of Stephanie L. Mahdavi are ready to get to work on your behalf today. Our Camarillo alimony attorneys will work to ensure you are treated fairly and that all calculations are properly completed. Our team is also ready to handle any modifications that may be necessary for your alimony payments in the aftermath of the divorce. We will be your advocate throughout this entire case. You can contact us for a consultation by clicking here or calling 805-379-4550.

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