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Spousal Support Attorney | Nathans Family Law, APC

Spousal Support

Los Angeles Spousal Support Attorney AND MEDIATOR

Spousal support, alimony, or partner support is the continued payment made from one spouse to another to maintain a certain standard of living after a divorce or separation. In addition to child custody issues or division of property, it is one of the most contentious issues that parties may face. At the time of divorce or separation, a spousal support determination may be made based on the standard of living of the parties at the time of separation, each party’s needs and income, the duration of the marriage, and ability to pay.

Whether you are seeking to collect spousal support or protect yourself against an unfair spousal support amount, Mr. Nathans can educate the parties as to their legal rights for spousal support and offer practical options and solutions to reach a resolution and settlement. Contact our office for an initial consultation.

Spousal Support Considerations

You may be able to receive temporary or permanent spousal support payments. Spousal support attorney and mediator Michael Nathans can also assist in working out temporary support payments if in need even before a divorce is finalized. If you have a dispute as to spousal support, it is critical that your attorney and mediator is experienced in hidden assets and income and identifying all of the support one may be entitled to.

In awarding permanent spousal support, the court considers many factors:

  • Each party’s income and earnings
  • Earning capacity
  • Age and health of the parties
  • Debts and assets of each party
  • Duration of the marriage
  • Education, job skills, or occupations
  • Standard of living during the marriage


Contact Michael Nathans for an evaluation of your spousal support case

Negotiating Spousal Support

Obtaining the Highest Support Order on Your Behalf

A spouse or partner may often be in need of money if their primary role was as homemaker or stay at home mother. Mr. Nathans is experienced in resolving disputes when a spouse desires to obtain the highest support order so as to protect their finances at the time of divorce or separation. Mr. Nathans is experienced in all technical aspects of the investigation including tracing assets and income for the self-employed and identifying all resources to ensure that the income of the other spouse or partner is properly documented and accurate.

Opposing Spousal Support

In addition to seeking the highest support order, Mr. Nathans is also experienced in the a spouse’s defense against spousal support payments. If you are concerned about unfair or inappropriate payments to your former partner or spouse, Mr. Nathans can assist you in defending against spousal support and make sure that you get all of the deductions and credits you are entitled to Mr. Nathans routinely works with accountants and other experts to settle spousal support issues and come up with a fair support amount.

Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnership and Spousal Support

Mr. Nathans is experienced in mediating and educating lesbian and gay spouses as to support obligations after the dissolution of a same-sex marriage or a domestic partnership. Many people involved in domestic partnerships or same-sex marriage may not realize they have significant rights to collect support. If you have been involved in a long-term partnership and relied upon certain agreements related to financial support, Mr. Nathans can help you work out a solution and settlement of spousal support at the time of dissolution.


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