Alimony and spousal support are one and the same. They both have the same meaning. You may need a Los Angeles family lawyer, if you are going through a divorce.
Alimony when referred to in legal terms has a specific set of meanings that are related but different than when alimony is commonly used. When alimony is used in everyday conversations it usually means spousal support or aid given by one spouse to the other during divorce pending or after. Alimony, when used in a legal context means a payment made from one spouse to another either as part of a divorce settlement or by court order.
If your divorce is relatively simple, you may not have to engage the services of a Los Angeles alimony attorney. If your case is more complicated, you will probably need alimony lawyers at some point during your case. Perhaps you will need alimony lawyers to file alimony documents on your behalf, alimony lawyers to represent you in alimony hearings or alimony lawyers to help negotiate alimony issues.
How does alimony help you?
Alimony is financial support provided by one spouse (obligor) to the other (oblige) after divorce. The alimony obligation can be short-term or long-term depending on the length of the marriage and also the age, employment status, earning capacity, financial assets and other relevant factors of each spouse. To get more information on alimony, call the family law firm Harris Family Law Group in Los Angeles. They can help you understand more about how alimony is determined.