San Diego Alimony Attorneys
Alimony is commonly known as spousal support. It is a way for former spouses to maintain their way of life following a divorce. The alimony payment will typically be paid by the wealthier member of the couple. The amount of spousal support payments will depend on many factors, including the length of marriage, separation time, ages, and reason for divorce. Agreeing on this amount can be very difficult for many people, and thus alimony disputes are a common reason for divorce cases to go to court.
The San Diego family law attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, are experienced in successfully resolving alimony/spousal support disputes. Contact us today at 858-935-6211 for more information about how we can help you.
Types of Alimony Payments
Spousal support payments can be made in a variety of ways. Some examples include a lump sum payment, payments on a sliding scale, or regular payments. A divorce settlement will include the amount and frequency alimony will be paid. It is important to understand that alimony payments are different than child support payments. A separate amount of money will be given for child support.
There are several different kinds of alimony payments that will be determined throughout the divorce process. These include:
- Temporary Alimony/Spousal Support
- Permanent Alimony/Spousal Support
- Modifying Alimony/Spousal Support
Understanding alimony will be essential in reaching a divorce settlement that is agreeable to you. Alimony payments can affect many aspects of your life, and it is important to discuss your situation with an experienced alimony attorney.
It is important to speak with a divorce attorney before reaching a settlement on alimony payments. The San Diego alimony lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding alimony payments. Contact us today at 858-935-6211 to schedule a free consultation.