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The Fosgate Family Law & Mediation Center and Burbank Spousal Support Attorney Jami Fosgate provides caring and effective legal services to clients throughout the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles county region.
A highly respected Family Law Lawyer, Ms. Fosgatehas extensive experience helping her clients resolve Spousal Support (‘alimony’) disputes through Mediation, Settlement Negotiations and Collaborative Representation.
ContactBurbank Spousal Support Lawyer Jami Fosgate and the Fosgate Family Law & Mediation Center at (818) 827-7157 to make an appointment.
Spousal Support in Burbank
In California, although Child Support is required law, the payment of Spousal Support (also called ‘alimony’) is not mandatory. Family Code section 4320 requires a Judge to hear testimony, admit evidence and then analyze over a dozen different factors before deciding whether Spousal Support should be paid at all, how much should be paid and the duration of the payments. These factors include, but are not limited to:
Length of the marriage
Working and earning capacity of each party
The extent to which one spouse contributed to the education of the other
Age and health of each party
The educational level of each party
Sources of income available to each party
Standard of living shared by the couple during the marriage
As with all of our Family Law matters, Attorney Jami Fosgate does not represent parties in litigation. Throughout the course of her career and based on her own personal experience with divorce, Burbank Family Law Lawyer Jami Fosgate believes that peaceful alternatives to litigation such as Collaborative Divorce, Divorce Mediation and Settlement Negotiations are much more effective in the long run. These methods usually help prevent future litigation because the parties are in control of the decisions to be made pertaining to their Divorce.
Litigation is time consuming and costly, both financially and emotionally. When spouses are able to successfully negotiate a Marital Settlement Agreement with the help of professionals, they can obtain positive results in a matter of weeks or months. This includes resolving matters relating to money, such as Spousal Support.
Call an Experienced Spousal Support Attorney in Burbank for Additional Information
If you would like to obtain more information about resolving your Spousal Support (‘alimony’) case through peaceful and respectful alternatives to litigation, please contactBurbank Spousal Support Lawyer Jami Fosgate today by calling (818) 827-7157 to make an appointment for a free joint couple’s consultation.
Conveniently located in Burbank, Spousal Support Lawyer Jami Fosgate represents clients who live throughout the surrounding communities. Evening appointments are available upon request so we can better serve the needs of our clients.