Spousal Support

Under California law, spousal support (sometimes called alimony or spousal maintenance) is money paid by one spouse to the other before and after a divorce is finalized. In contrast to child support, no party is legally entitled to spousal support.

Moreover, spousal support is not calculated using a preset statutory formula. Although the law requires the court to consider numerous factors in rendering its decision, whether or not the court awards spousal support is within its discretion.

Disputes over spousal support can be complicated, so it is important to have a savvy Orange County alimony attorney on your side. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Hugh Douglas Whittemore, have more than 37 years of experience helping clients resolve even the most complex spousal support disputes, including those involving high-income spousal support.