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Spousal Support

Spousal Support California

The process of going through a legal separation and divorce can be a daunting life event, especially when it comes to the issue of spousal support. This can often become a point of dispute between both parties, making it difficult to reach an agreement.


Legal expertise is critical during these challenging times. Our law firm, led by Pasadena family law attorney R. Ross Jacinto, can provide legal counsel in your spousal support case to help you maintain financial stability and peace of mind.

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What is Spousal Support?

Spousal support, also known as alimony, is a legally binding financial arrangement made by one spouse to the other where the spouse receiving the support maintains a similar standard of living as they did during the marriage. 

Understanding the 3 Common Types of California Spousal Support Orders

California laws define spousal support orders into three categories, with temporary and permanent orders being the most common.

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Temporary Spousal Support

Temporary spousal support provides the non-earning spouse with enough monetary support to maintain the current standard of living during the divorce process. The funds are to be used for daily living costs and legal fees. The awarded amount is based on the earning spouse's income and the couple's previous lifestyle. Temporary spousal support ends once the divorce is finalized. However, the court may order long-term or rehabilitative support depending on the circumstances of the case.

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Permanent Spousal Support

Permanent alimony supports a spouse unable to maintain their lifestyle post-divorce. This scenario is most commonly found in long-term marriages where one spouse might have foregone career opportunities to care for the family. The duration and amount of support are based on the length of the marriage and the age and health of the spouse receiving support. Adjustments and modifications to permanent support orders can be made if the receiving spouse remarries or experiences significant financial changes.

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Rehabilitative Spousal Support

Rehabilitative spousal support helps a spouse re-enter the workforce, particularly if they have put their career or education on hold to raise a family. Rehabilitative support provides the financial means for the recipient spouse to complete an education or job skills program. These support orders have specific timelines for achieving actionable educational goals that ultimately lead to financial independence. Academic goals can include earning a degree or completing a job skills certification program.

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Get Expert Legal Representation with Years of Experience

Family legal issues like divorce, property division, and parental rights can deeply impact your life. With decades of trusted legal experience, the Law Offices of R. Ross Jacinto is here to guide you through these hardships. Our firm focuses on personalized legal strategies for each client and is intent on providing superior legal services to help you through the storm.

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About our Attorney Ross Jacinto

Ross Jacinto, a certified family law specialist with over 30 years of experience, is recognized as a "Top Family Law Attorney" by Pasadena Magazine. As a skilled negotiator and litigator, he and his team are dedicated to protecting your interests and guiding you to a brighter future.

Finding Fairness Through the Storm

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Our Pasadena Family Law Firm

At the Law Offices of R. Ross Jacinto, we pride ourselves on building a compassionate legal team committed to your well-being.

Our extensive experience in all areas of family law allows us to effectively advocate for your needs and ensure that you get the care and attention you deserve

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To learn more about how we can assist you regarding spousal support in California or other family law needs, contact us at the Law Offices of R. Ross Jacinto. Located in Pasadena, we serve a broad community across Los Angeles County.

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