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Spousal Support

“I gave up my high paying job to stay home and raise the children… now what?”

California state law allows for an ex-husband or ex-wife to continue to be supported by the other spouse after the marriage has been dissolved. This is called alimony, spousal support, family support or maintenance. Originally, alimony was only collected by the ex-wife. However, today, either husband or wife can be required to financially support the other, depending upon the financial circumstances surrounding the details of their divorce settlement. The amount of maintenance that one spouse has to pay to the other is based upon several different factors, some of which are:

  • Duration of the marriage
  • Contribution of each spouse to the marriage (homemaking and child care are included)
  • Financial resources of each person
  • Physical and emotional condition of each party
  • Age of each party
  • Standard of living during the marriage

There are several different types of alimony in the state of California. We are extremely familiar with each type of spousal support, and we can help you to ensure that your rights are upheld in your case. With any divorce, there are many different factors that have to be arranged and often negotiated, in order to achieve agreement.

Not only does JB Dath law firm have the experience and knowledge that is recognized by the state, we also have countless satisfied clients who we have worked with to achieve successful alimony arrangements. Call or email us today to arrange a free consultation to see if JB Dath law can assist you.

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Client Testimonials

"I would recommend JB Dath Law to anyone expecting results. Jonathan took on my case in the middle of a custody hearing, and completely turned around the outcome of my case. With the fate of the custody of my son on the line, he worked around the clock to bring himself up to speed on my trial, and came into the courtroom ready to go. Not only did he stop things from spiraling out of control, but he ended up securing me full physical and legal custody of my child. He continues to provide top notch services, and his knowledge of the courts and the systems is second to none in Yolo County. The only complaint I have is that I didn't retain his services from day one!"


"If you are looking for strong, analytical support in handling complicated matters pertaining to divorce, I highly recommend you add Jonathan Dath to your team. Jonathan's expertise in Family Law combined with his excellent UC Davis MBA business education enable him to see and clearly communicate strategies to maximize the protection of one's hard earned assets. Having Jonathan's knowledge,skills and experience on your side is a smart investment."


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