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Alimony

Ventura Alimony Attorney

Offering the Guidance You Need

When a couple legally separates or files for divorce, it’s likely that the court will order one of the spouses to pay a set monthly monetary fee each month, otherwise known as spousal support or alimony. These issues tend to be highly contested, especially if you find yourself dealing with a partner who is being difficult in settling on an agreement. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your case, you should not hesitate to put a dedicated legal professional on your side to guide you through the process.

Why clients choose the Law Offices of Janet L. Mertes:

  • Supportive and compassionate counsel
  • Individualized legal services
  • Free consultations
  • Years of family law experience

At the Law Offices of Janet L. Mertes, our Ventury family lawyers understand the stress and anxiety associated with the dissolution of a marriage. From the moment you meet with us, you’ll see firsthand the dedication and personal investment we take in each case. Our firm is deeply committed to ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive what you are entitled to. Should you choose to hire the legal services offered at the Law Offices of Janet L. Mertes, you can trust that we will stand by your side every step of the way.

To begin discussing the details of your case, call our firm today at (805) 291-4858.

What Factors Determine Spousal Support in California?

Under California law, the amount of alimony your partner will be required to pay depends on a number of factors that the courts will look into. Typically, whatever the amount is, the duration of alimony payment will last for half the length of a marriage that is less than 10 years long. If the marriage was longer, however, it’s likely that the court will not impose a deadline – it will be up to the party who pays to prove that alimony is no longer necessary at some future point in time.

The courts will consider the following factors in calculating spousal support:

  • Income and earning capacity
  • Future earning capacity
  • Standard of living
  • Duration of marriage
  • Age and health of both parties

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With our Ventura divorce lawyer on your side, together we can come up with a plan that fights to protect your best interests. We refuse to settle for anything less than what our clients deserve, and you are no exception to this. If you find yourself in a difficult family law matter, don’t hesitate to contact our firm to retain the representation you need and deserve.

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