Spousal Support

Avoid Battles Over Spousal Support

For many divorcing couples, determining spousal support can be a contentious issue. The divorce process can already be quite expensive, and each party wishes to protect his or her financial interests. However, it is frequently possible to resolve spousal support (also called alimony) matters without resorting to negative tactics or a long, costly court battle. One way to do this is by working with an attorney with experience in alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

At the Law Offices of Diane J.N. Morin, Inc., we have more than 30 years of experience working with families in the Palo Alto area who wish to resolve disputes over spousal support out of court. We use methods like mediation, collaborative law and arbitration to work toward a beneficial spousal support settlement.

Resolve Spousal Support Disputes Out Of Court

The California court system can be unpredictable in its decisions and it is often more advantageous to negotiate spousal support out of court. When making spousal support decisions, the courts weigh numerous factors, including the duration of a marriage, the incomes of both parties, and each spouse’s contributions to the household and future earning potential.

In the end, neither party may be happy with the court’s decision. This is why many people prefer to reach an agreement privately. Through ADR, you and your soon-to-be ex determine spousal support based on your family’s unique needs.

Certified In Mediation And Collaborative Divorce

Our firm is uniquely qualified to practice divorce mediation and collaborative law. Our founding attorney, 650-473-0822, is board-certified in collaborative divorce and is also a certified mediator. Our legal team will help you negotiate a spousal support arrangement that provides for your future financial stability and success.

Discuss Spousal Support In Detail With A Lawyer

Every case is unique — when you schedule a consultation with us, we can evaluate your situation to give you a detailed and honest assessment. Call our office at 650-473-0822, or schedule your appointment online.