We Work For Fair Spousal Support Orders

During a divorce, the assets and income that once supported one household must now support two. When one spouse earns substantially less than the other, or forwent a career to care for minor children, spousal support issues may arise.

At Gavin & Dersch Law and Mediation we are committed to getting you a fair outcome. Whether you are seeking support or are trying to avoid paying spousal support, we will help you get the results you are looking for.

We intimately know the law and how to apply it to your realities. Contact our offices in Del Mar or Vista for more information.

How Is Spousal Support Determined?

In California, courts have wide latitude when determining spousal support obligations. Eleven factors are considered when deciding whether support is appropriate, as well as the amount and the duration of payments. Some of these factors are:

  • Each spouse's health, age, education and work history
  • The length of the marriage
  • The marital standard of living

At Gavin & Dersch Law and Mediation, we know how judges evaluate spousal support factors, and we know how to position the facts of your case to your advantage.

Because of the balance of these eleven factors, disputes surrounding spousal support can quickly become heated. We will provide you the case law interpreting each factor, and how each factor applies to your case. We will attempt to settle on reasonable terms for you and your goals. However, our attorneys are always ready for trial. We are skilled in the courtroom and have a long track record of success.

We are also highly skilled and knowledgeable regarding post-judgment modification of support. We understand that finances change years after the divorce. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help you receive a fair spousal support amount even years after the divorce.

However, we know litigation can be an expensive and lengthy process. We constantly work to settle alimony disputes through negotiation — getting our clients the results they want in the shortest amount of time possible.

Resolve Your Alimony Dispute Through Mediation

Mediation is another way to avoid litigation. Attorneys Paul Gavin and Wayne Dersch act as a neutral third parties, helping clients come to mutually beneficial agreements without the stress and cost of court. Visit our mediation page for more information about these services.

Contact Gavin & Dersch Law And Mediation

At Gavin & Dersch Law and Mediation, our clients are our partners. We take the time to get to know you and your family, and explain your legal options to you. Together, we will develop the legal strategy that is best for you. For assistance with alimony matters, contact our firm online or call us at 760-691-1763.