Oftentimes the contributions of both parties are necessary to make a marriage work. Many have to make personal sacrifices to benefit the family. When couples decide to go through a divorce, one spouse may request spousal support based on the fact the other party earns more money than they do.

At The Law Office of Steven M. Bishop, CFLS, we help both men and women going through a divorce involving questions of spousal support (or alimony.) Our founding attorney, Steven M. Bishop, is a certified family law specialist with over four decades of legal experience. Mr. Bishop has an in-depth understanding of California’s spousal support laws and can explain how they apply to your situation.

How Spousal Support Is Determined

There are many different factors which go into whether or not spousal support will be awarded. The courts will look at the assets belonging to the couple, as well as the future earning power of the spouses. In situations where the court feels alimony is appropriate, a judge can order the payor to make support payments for a specific period of time, often based upon the length of the marriage and need/ability to pay.

If you are seeking spousal support, or wish to defeat your spouse’s claim for a spousal support award, it is essential to have an experienced attorney on your side throughout your divorce. Mr. Bishop will prepare a strong case for you, and seek a resolution which helps you protect your interests. As a seasoned litigator, he can advance your case inside the courtroom if it is the only way to obtain a fair result.

Want To Know More About Your Case?

To best answer your spousal support questions, you need to talk to an experienced lawyer who can review the issues present in your case. Call our San Diego office at 619-535-0678 or send us an email to arrange your free phone consultation.

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Discuss Your Case With An Experienced Family Law Specialist

To talk to our lawyer about your family law issue in a free telephone consultation, please call our office at 619-299-9780. You may also send us an email. We represent people throughout San Diego County in a host of different family law matters.

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The Law Offices of Steven M. Bishop, Attorney at Law, A California Corporation

591 Camino De La Reina, Suite 700

San Diego, CA 92108

Phone: 619-299-9780

Fax: 619-299-0316

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