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Spousal Support

Spousal Support Attorney in La Mesa

Serving El Cajon, Lemon Grove & the Surrounding Communities

Spousal support, also known as alimony, is given from one spouse to another when the court finds that the spouse is in need of financial assistance to maintain a similar standard of living that was accustomed to during the length of the marriage. The amount and duration of spousal support may vary based on a number of factors, and as such it is important to understand what may be considered and how to properly present your case in order to protect your interests.

As a La Mesa spousal support attorney, I can help you understand your rights, whether you are being ordered to pay spousal support or you are requesting support from your spouse. When you come to my firm for divorce counsel, I will be there with you every single step of the way. I understand what you are going through and will strive to provide the level of counsel that decreases the time, stress, and expenses associated with your divorce.

To find out more about how I can help, give me a call at (619) 304-8499. I will be happy to answer your questions and address your concerns during a free initial phone consultation.

How Is Spousal Support Determined?

The judge considers several factors when deciding on granting spousal support, such as:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The amount needed to match the standard of living experienced during the marriage
  • The amount of money that the spouse can pay in respect to his/her standard of living
  • Possible effects that getting a job can have on the care of the children
  • Each spouse's health and age
  • Debts and property, both joint and separate
  • Whether one spouse helped the other earn a degree, career, or license
  • Any history of domestic violence
  • Any possibility that one spouse's career was affected due to being the primary caregiver of the children
  • Tax implications of spousal support

Negotiating an Agreement Outside of Court

It is recommended that both spouses try to agree to a written agreement before requesting a court hearing. This can be accomplished through the use of a mediator. The mediator will act as an impartial party, helping both sides to reach an agreement that is satisfactory to all parties involved. As your La Mesa divorce lawyer, I can help you reach a legally sound and viable agreement.

For assistance with spousal support, you can call The Law Offices of Andrea Schneider at (619) 304-8499.

Professional Help When You Need It Most

  • I treat my clients like family, not case numbers. My clients get the personal attention that their case deserves.
  • When you call my office, you get me! You will not be handed off. I live and breathe your case and I will be with you every step of the way.
  • As a mother of two, I understand it is important to do what's best for you and your family. You can trust, I will do just that for you.
  • I truly care about my clients and am here to help them with any legal matter they are facing.
  • I have your best interest at heart and in mind. I will patiently listen to what you want, need and value.
  • We will strategize and develop a game plan that will help you achieve your goals all while staying within your budget.

Hear From Others
I Have Helped

  • I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney to help me.

    “First off I have to say Andrea is amazing. I live out of state and Andrea is willing to FaceTime me and give me great legal advice. She is very thorough and just genuinely cares about me and my case and is even willing to help me while on vacation.”

    Ashley O.

  • Her handling of my case in court resulted in the best possible outcome.

    “I want to thank Andrea for her work on my behalf. She guided me through the whole process she is very professional and easy to communicate with. Her handling of my case in court resulted in the best possible outcome. Her motto of helping good people through bad times is very appropriate.”

    Aaron

  • What a huge relief to know that Andrea had my back and would truly be MY champion.

    “She was very quick to respond to any of my questions and gave me just the right amount of support. She made me feel empowered during this divorce journey and helped me see that I could survive this ordeal with her by my side.”

    Dawn

  • She genuinely cares about me, and my case.

    “First off I would like to say Andrea is amazing. I live out of state, and she is willing to face-time call, text. She is very thorough in everything she does, she also helps me understand. She genuinely cares about me, and my case. I have never felt more comfortable working with someone than her. I honestly couldn’t have found anyone better. Thank you Andrea.”

    Brandy

  • It was a comforting knowing she was in my corner.

    “Andrea is a very patient and understanding lawyer and ensured I received a positive outcome. Her attention to detail and professional manner lead to a surprisingly, amicable solution in a potentially costly, contentious case. It was a comforting knowing she was in my corner and greatly reduced my stress going into the case. Thanks Andrea!”

    Carl