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Supporting Residents of Kern County & Surrounding Areas in Alimony Disputes

Spousal support can help one party maintain financial stability during or after a divorce, but spousal support disputes often quickly become contentious if parties disagree on the need for alimony.

At Divorced by Design, we help prospective spousal support payors and recipients pursue equitable outcomes in spousal support and alimony cases. Our Kern County spousal support lawyers will work with you to ensure your rights and interests are represented in and out of court.

To schedule a consultation with an experienced Bakersfield alimony attorney today, contact us online or via phone at (661) 760-2872.

Types of Spousal Support in California

In California, spousal support (also often called alimony) can be awarded to individuals who require financial assistance to maintain the same quality of life post-divorce they enjoyed while married.

Alimony recipients can obtain four types of support:

  1. Temporary. Temporary support lasts throughout a divorce, and is intended to help an individual remain financially stable until the divorce resolves.
  2. Rehabilitative. Rehabilitative support often lasts longer than temporary support, but may have a deadline or cut-off. Rehabilitative support is intended to support an individual while they receive the necessary training or education to support themself financially.
  3. Reimbursement. If a spouse contributed to their partner's training or education, they may be entitled to reimbursement support to compensate for those expenses.
  4. Permanent. Under certain circumstances, the court may rule that a spousal support payor must provide alimony to the recipient indefinitely.
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