How is temporary spousal support determined in Orange County California ? In order for temporary spousal support to be determined the parties will need to have a hearing in front of an Orange County, California judge. The hearing that is needed is called an Order to Show Cause hearing. Temporary spousal support is often needed when one of the parties is either unemployed, or is earning substantially less than the other party.
Moreover, in the County of Orange the courts utilize what is known as a guideline formula. Due to each family law case being unique the support will be determine accordingly. More specifically, if child support determination is needed, that will be calculated initially, followed by the guideline calculations for spousal support.
Furthermore, during a court hearing the judge will ascertain what is needed by both parties to maintain the basic standard of living they are used to. The judge will determine spousal support based upon the need of the party. Therefore, the judge will take into consideration the position of both parties and is not expecting that the parties obtain a job instantly. The judge will keep in mind that due to the divorce, one or both parties may be in an economic disadvantage. For instance, often times one party assumes the primary breadwinner status while the other tends to the children and household chores.
If you or someone you know is looking to retain an affordable spousal support attorney please call for a free initial consultation. For additional information regarding obtaining temporary spousal support please contact your local family law attorneys. Please contact Yanez & Associates at 714-971-8000 for your free initial consultation. We look forward to meeting with you and assisting you with your California family law matter.