Spousal support works both ways i.e. either spouse can be awarded spousal support. The award is either temporary and/or permanent.
When the parties are in agreement, one of our Family Law Lawyers will prepare an agreement that states the amount of spousal support that will be paid each month and for how long.
However, if the parties are not in agreement, the court will decide based on a number of factors. If one spouse files a Request for Order for temporary spousal support–the court will generally look at 2 factors:
- Differential in income
If it is determined that temporary spousal support is warranted, then the court will award it. This temporary order can be changed by modification or at the Divorce trial when permanent spousal support will be addressed.
Factors that determine permanent spousal support are much more stringent. These include need & differential in income as well as length of marriage, education, health, standard of living and other factors. The judge will make a decision as to the amount of permanent spousal support as well as the time period.
If you have questions regarding getting, paying or changing spousal support, our experienced Divorce Attorneys can help for low flat fees. Give us a call @ 1-800-HELP-444 (1-800-435-7444) or visit our website @ www.LegalActionWorkshopLAW.com .