Sonoma County Divorce
and Alimony Attorney
Spousal support, commonly known as alimony, may be a major factor in your life as you move forward from your divorce. If you believe you will need spousal support, the amount of spousal support can go a long way to determining your own financial security. If you foresee having to pay spousal support, you want to obtain a result that protects your interests. In either event, a lawyer can be very helpful.
I am Anthony Zunino. Based in Santa Rosa, I am committed to helping people in Sonoma County and beyond reach positive resolutions in their divorce or other family matters. In California, courts look at many factors to determine the amount and duration of spousal support. Some of these factors include:
- Each spouse's ability to maintain the marital standard of living
- Contributions to each spouse's education
- The supporting spouse's ability to pay support
- Each party's assets and debts, including both marital and separate property
- The length of the marriage
- The employability of the spouse with primary custody of the children
- Age and health of the parties
- Tax consequences
Judges have vast discretion in determining whether it is appropriate to award spousal support. It is of vital importance that your lawyer is able to make a compelling argument to the judge on your behalf; I am able to do just that.
One way to avoid the uncertainty of a judge's ruling is through the mediation process. Mediation allows the parties in a divorce to come together and try to find an agreement that is mutually acceptable to each party. I am both a mediator and an attorney. In my mediation practice, I am a neutral party helping spouses understand the legal process and arrive at workable solutions. In my law practice, I can represent my own clients in mediation or litigation, depending on the circumstances of each case.
Contact Santa Rosa Spousal Support Attorney Anthony Zunino
Call me locally at 707-703-5807 or toll free at 8