Los Angeles Spousal Support Lawyer
Fear and uncertainty set in when the divorce process starts, especially when it comes to maintaining one’s finances. Barbara Irshay Zipperman assists clients in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, and the San Fernando Valley in determining temporary and permanent spousal support.
Temporary Spousal Support
Similar to child support, temporary spousal support is based on a statutory formula. Its purpose is to maintain the financial status quo during the period of time between the initial separation of the parties and the final division of property. Each parties income, health care and child care costs is entered to determine the amount of the temporary spousal support.
Permanent Spousal Support
Permanent spousal support does not follow a detailed formula. The final amount is based on various factors such as the ability of the spouse to pay spousal support, the age and health of the recipient of support, and any special needs that have been identified. Spouses who put their career on hold to raise children may be entitled to compensation depending on the amount of time they were out of the workforce.
Mediating or Litigating Spousal Support Matters
Our focus is on a dignified divorce. Barbara Irshay Zipperman recognizes the financial needs of a divorcing spouse. Temporary spousal support bridges the gap and reduces the anxiety of an already stressful situation. Permanent support can provide an opportunity for a spouse to return to school towards resuming their career or starting a new one.
Typically, disputes over temporary spousal support result from the amounts entered into the statutory formula. Because no formula exists for permanent spousal support and because the duration of the support is not predetermined, permanent spousal support disputes often arise between a divorcing couple. Attorney Barbara Irshay Zipperman, attempts to resolve these issues through negotiation and mediation, providing clients with control over the process. However, she will litigate if that becomes the best or only option.
Contact an Experienced Spousal Support Attorney
To get more information or to schedule an appointment regarding permanent or temporary spousal support, please contact us.