Spousal support (which is commonly referred to as “alimony”) can be a very legally complex issue in any dissolution of marriage case. There are two types of spousal support: temporary spousal support (formally known as “pendente lite” spousal support) and spousal support which is determined pursuant to California Family Code §4320.

Pendente lite spousal support is often determined according to the statewide guideline formula. However, much like child support, the formula for calculation of spousal support is straightforward whereas the inputs for the formula are often not straightforward.

Spousal support orders made pursuant to California Family Code §4320 are based upon a number of factors set forth in the statute. But, proper presentation of evidence and information to the Court is crucial.

The Law Offices of Matthew Smurda is highly experienced in the area of spousal support and will provide aggressive representation of its clients in connection there with.