If you’re facing divorce, you are no doubt worried about keeping your standard of living intact. Your combined income with your spouse will now be divided among two households, not one. You would be wise to consult with a Walnut Creek alimony payments attorney.
What will my alimony payments be?
How much will you have to pay, or how much will you be able to receive?
Alimony isn’t awarded in every divorce case and is dependent on the facts and circumstances of the spouses income earning ability, health and several other factors.
How do courts calculate alimony payments?
Unlike child support, the courts consider a wide range of factors when determining fair alimony payments in terms of amount and duration. Important here is to early and often stress to the courts the need for non-working spouses to get educated, get into the workforce and financially support themselves to their maximum ability.
Whether your spouse simply needs to update her resume or needs an entire vocational assessment, the sooner that effort begins the sooner this goal is accomplished.