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Glendora Spousal Support Attorney

Fighting for Alimony in Rancho Cucamonga & Surrounding Areas

In California, there are different factors that go into determining whether alimony will be awarded and, if so, how much. One major factor is the length of time you have been married.

If it is more than 10 years, then you are treated differently than if less than 10 years. Whether you have been married over a decade or less, our spousal support lawyer in Glendora can help you sift through the factors that affect alimony and help you come up with a fair and favorable solution.

At the Morris Law Firm, we fight for the rights of our clients. Backed by 25+ years of experience and certified as a family law specialist by the State Bar of California, Charles Morris is the attorney you want on your side when navigating the various aspects of divorce.

Learn more about your legal options in a consultation! Contact us today to speak with a Glendora spousal support lawyer.

Enforcement and Modification of Spousal Support

Have your circumstances changed in a way that necessitates an adjustment to your spousal support order? Perhaps you were ordered to make monthly alimony payments, but you have lost your job, or your ex has remarried.

You can ask the court to modify spousal support, but you must be able to prove that you have experienced a "significant change in circumstance." Our spousal support lawyer can help you through the process.

On the other hand, you can also ask the court to enforce spousal support if your ex is refusing to make their alimony payments. Once you show the court that your ex is wrongfully violating a spousal support order, they will be in contempt of court until they comply with the court order.

What are the Types of Spousal Support in California?

Depending on the details of your case, spousal support could take many different forms and can be awarded to either spouse. Our experienced Glendora alimony lawyer can help you determine which options would be best for your family.

There are several different types of alimony to consider:

  • Temporary Alimony: A great majority of couples who undergo a divorce make the decision to live apart from one another before the divorce is finalized. Temporary alimony grants one spouse the support necessary to do this. Eventually, temporary alimony will be replaced by the final agreement.
  • Rehabilitative Alimony: If a spouse needs to complete job training or additional education in order to become more independent, rehabilitative alimony helps support that party until they become self-supporting.
  • Transitional Alimony: In some cases, ongoing support isn't necessary, but one-time support may be needed. Transitional alimony can be used to help cover a down payment on a home or car, for example.
  • Permanent Alimony: If a couple has been married for more than a decade, and then decides to divorce, the eligible party may receive lifetime spousal support or alimony. In other cases, this may also simply refer to support that is ordered by the court.

Over time, certain circumstances may make it possible to modify your alimony agreement. Our firm can help you reach a fair solution to this situation as well and petition the court for appropriate changes to be made.

Call a Glendora Alimony Lawyer for a Consultation!

Over the years, our attorney has maintained a 10.0 AVVO rating, and has received awards from Super Lawyers®, and been rated as a Top Attorney by Los Angeles Magazine. The Morris Law Firm is well-respected in the surrounding legal community and known for our commitment to excellence.

When you hire us, you can expect personal service defined by a genuine care for the outcome of your case.

Call Morris Law Firm today at (626) 914-2791 for more information about our firm and about your case.