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.
Ms. Fosgate has extensive experience helping her clients resolve Spousal Support (‘alimony’) disputes through Mediation and Collaborative Team methods.
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 a dozen different factors before deciding whether Spousal Support should be paid, how much should be paid each month, 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 and instead, offers no-court solutions using Mediation and Collaborative Team methods. 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 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 shorter time, rather than waiting on the court calendar. 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 contact Burbank Spousal Support Lawyer Jami Fosgate today by calling (818) 827-7157 to make an appointment for a free joint couple’s consultation.
Evening appointments are available upon request so we can better serve the needs of our clients.