Spousal Support Lawyers in San Francisco
Helping You with All Your Family Law Needs
Spousal and family support in California can be a tricky subject, and we at Fenchel Family Law take pride in our ability to counsel our clients in these matters. Whether you are a spouse looking to minimize support payments, or you are looking to establish the need for support in a formal legal setting, our San Francisco spousal support attorneys can help represent your case and pursue a more favorable resolution.
How Is Spousal Support Determined?
In contrast to child support, spousal support is based on need, rather than on state guidelines. Factors that are taken into account include the age and health of both spouses, the standard of living established during the marriage, the status of the person who has custody of any minor children, whether either party worked during the marriage, and more. This is where the assistance of a spousal support attorney in San Francisco can be critical to ensuring all facts are uncovered during any proceedings.
In addition, other factors can determine the length of spousal support, such as whether a marriage was long-term or short-term. In California, marriages of 10 years or more are considered to be long-term marriages, and spousal support can be set without an end date. On the other hand, shorter marriages have limits placed on spousal support, usually around half the length of the marriage.
Above all, the need has to be established before support is granted. Remember, a skilled spousal attorney, such as the trusted professionals at Fenchel Family Law, can help ensure that your case is presented fairly and factually.
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For all your spousal support needs in California, as well as assistance with any other matters relating to family law, look no further than Fenchel Family Law. Call us today at (415) 650-1112 to schedule a consultation.
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