The low earning spouse will often need assistance just to provide necessities and meet essential legal obligations. Also, during a divorce or legal separation, one household becomes two. This makes it more expensive to maintain the same standard of living enjoyed during marriage.
There are two types of spousal support:
(1) “Temporary Support”: which is generally set according to state guidelines while the divorce is pending.
(2) Permanent: Here the court generally looks as the length of marriage, the relative income and expenses of each spouse, and sets spousal support at a level calculated to help both parties approximate the standard of living held during marriage.
Often there are complex issues in determining a spouse’s correct income for the purposes of calculating support. A spouse may be working less diligently or not working at all to deflate income, in which case a higher income can be “imputed.” In other cases, a spouse may be receiving job benefits such as company car which should be treated as income, or may be operating his/her own business and running personal expenses through the business to decrease apparent income.
The aggressive attorneys at the Buncher Law Corporation have the knowledge and experience necessary to identify these issues, and fight for the correct support orders.Contact the spousal support lawyers at the Buncher Law Corporation at (949) 398-8720 today to schedule a free initial consultation.