Riverside Spousal Support Attorneys

During a difficult transition when one household and the related expenses become two. Spousal support — also known as maintenance or alimony — over a "reasonable period of time" eases the transition. It also allows supported spouses of any gender to maintain the standard of living they enjoyed while married.

Money matters can turn an uncontested divorce into a highly adversarial process. Riverside spousal support lawyer Catherine A. Schwartz understands that emotions impair sound decision-making. Her job is to spend time with her clients and get them through a highly personal, yet legally complex process.

The Need For An Experienced And Knowledgeable San Bernardino Alimony Lawyer

Unlike child support, amounts and length of time are at the discretion of the court and based on various factors:

  • Earning capacity based on marketable skills and the related job market
  • Time and expenses required for education or training/retraining
  • Earning capacity impacted by a supported spouse focusing on domestic duties
  • Contributions to the supporting spouse's education, training, licensing and overall career
  • Ability to pay support based on the supporting spouse's earning capacity, income, assets and standard of living
  • Obligation and assets of both spouses, including separate property
  • Duration of the marriage
  • Ability of the supported spouse who is also the custodial parent in working full time without interfering with children
  • Immediate tax consequences to both spouses
  • Balance of hardships to both spouses

At the Law Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz, we treat spousal support cases seriously, particularly when nonpayment becomes an issue. Enforcing obligations can lead to jail time, fines, and loss of driver's, business and professional licenses.

Contact The Law Offices Of Catherine A. Schwartz For A Free Consultation

For more information, contact attorney Catherine A. Schwartz at 951-335-0510 to schedule a free initial consultation. Our office is located in Riverside. For the convenience of our clients, we accept appointments in the evenings and on weekends and accept all major credit cards.