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An Alimony Attorney Can Help Protect Your Future


When a couple legally separates or divorces, the court may order one of the spouses or domestic partners to pay the other a certain amount of support each month. This is called “spousal support” for married couples and “partner support” in domestic partnerships. It is sometimes also called “alimony.” It is important to address the issue of spousal support early in a divorce or legal separation. Kate Rockas is a skilled alimony attorney who can ensure you receive just compensation in order that you can being to rebuild a new life.

How California Calculates Spousal Support

Temporary spousal support is based on the earnings of each party. The same computer software program used to determine child support is used to determine temporary support. Using this computer program, I advise my clients as to how much temporary spousal support would be paid or received depending on the circumstances. It is important to address the issue of temporary spousal support early in a case.

At the time of trial or settlement of the case, spousal support is set based on a number of factors, including the income of each party, the length of the marriage and the marital standard of living enjoyed during the marriage. I am experienced in analyzing the facts of a case and how to present those facts favorably to my client. Whether representing the party who receives spousal support, or the party who must pay, I will always work to obtain the correct level of support and ensure that the rights of my client are protected.

Effective, Thorough Legal Representation

Whether representing the party who receives spousal support, or the party who must pay, I will always work to obtain the correct level of support and ensure that the rights of my client are protected.

If circumstances should change, I can initiate a change in the Spousal Support Order. These circumstances may include: the spouse or partner who was getting support no longer needs it, the person paying support has had a significant drop in income and can no longer afford the amount of support, the spouse/partner getting support is not making a good faith effort toward being self-supporting or a spouse/partner that was being supported remarries and the support should end.

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If you are seeking spousal support and need the advice of an experienced and thorough family law attorney, I am available to speak with you preliminarily on the phone. I can help guide you through both contested and uncontested divorce and answer any questions you have regarding the divorce process and legal proceedings.

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I consider Kate to be an outstanding Family Law attorney. She is one of only two Family Law attorneys in Marin County to whom I refer clients.

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