Spousal Support/Alimony

Spousal Support, also known as Alimony, is a factor when there is a significant difference in the personal income of the parties. The purpose of support is to provide living expenses to the lower wage earning spouse regardless of gender.

For tax purposes, the paying spouse will be entitled to a tax deduction while the receiving spouse must claim the support as income. Some of the factors the court takes into consideration when awarding spousal support are the length of marriage, the standard of living during the marriage, the age, health, earning capacity and job histories of both spouses.

If this is a post dissolution spousal support modification, a trial may be required in order to change an existing Spousal Support order.

At the Law Office of Tracy Y. Toledo we can assist you in filing and/or defending against a spousal support modification. Contact Attorney Tracy Y. Toledo online or call now 209-523-5000 for a free 15 minute phone consultation. We are here to help you.