Alimony & Spousal Support

Los Angeles Alimony and Spousal Support Legal Services

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Family Law Los Angeles is a modern law firm focused on providing affordable, accessible Alimony and Spousal Support Legal Services. We help people like you every day, finding solutions that help you stop worrying and move on with your life.

Our legal team is well-versed in alimony and spousal support matters. We’ll work hard for you to ensure a swift and equitable resolution so you can move forward.

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If you don’t have the money to pay all your alimony and spousal support legal fees up front, ask us about our affordable payment plans. We’ll work with your budget to come up with a strategy that works for you.

Alimony & Spousal Support FAQ

Alimony refers to payments made to support a spouse before or after a separation or divorce.

Alimony is meant to help divide a separated or divorced couple’s resources and can be paid as a lump sum or in monthly installments. It could also be done by transferring property. A judge will decide whether the support payments are temporary or permanent.

Alimony is awarded to lower-earning spouses under certain circumstances, but it is not guaranteed. The decision will depend on how long you were married and other factors.

If you receive alimony payments, you must report them on your income tax return. You can deduct it from your tax return if you pay alimony or spousal support. There are different federal and state tax rules, so be sure to speak to your lawyer or accountant to be certain of your obligations.

A family court judge decides eligibility for spousal support based on the petitioner’s financial situation, employment, earning potential, and whether the custodial parent can seek employment without impacting the welfare of the child.

If financial circumstances change, such as if the supporting spouse’s income changes or the supported spouse starts working, either party can ask for the agreement to be modified.

In general, spousal support is awarded for 60-70% of the length of the marriage.

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