Spousal support is one of the most contentious issues in California divorces. Ending a marriage, in part, ends the responsibility you have for your former spouse, but when spousal support is deemed necessary, that responsibility continues. Despite the end of your romantic ties to another person, you remain legally bound to support that person financially. For this reason, the need for spousal support can create a great deal of tension during divorce negotiations.
There are several factors taken into consideration when determining spousal support. Divorcing couples can maintain control over these determinations by using the mediation process. An experienced mediator facilitates communication between divorcing spouses and allows each to understand the viewpoint of the other person. This makes it easier to make rational decisions and transition from marriage to divorce with dignity and respect. The goal of mediation is not to place blame or pick winners and losers, but to help families move from one phase to another with as little damage as possible.
If you are in the midst of a divorce and you have concerns about spousal support, Barbara Suskind can help. Barbara’s practice is dedicated to helping California families settle legal issues without taking matters into the courtroom. She understands the issues that arise during divorce cause a great deal of strife within families and she works to help them settle these disputes in a timely and effective manner. Whether the point of contention in a divorce is spousal support, child custody, or any other important matter, Barbara can help. To learn more, contact her at 925-372-4830 or by email at BSuskind@BSuskind.com.