Whether you are interested in learning about your options in seeking spousal support, or your spouse is seeking that you pay support, the Law Office of Rebecca M. Medina can provide you with the advice of an experienced Family Law Firm.
If you are dealing with a spousal support or divorce-related issue, you are likely under a great deal of stress and are unsure of what to do next. It is extremely important at this time in your life to work with a family law attorney who is compassionate and will honestly and frankly explain your legal rights and obligations. Rebecca Medina is that attorney.
We provide our clients with experienced representation and a commitment to helping them achieve their goals. You come to our firm for matters close to your heart that are often stressful and emotionally taxing. Our attorneys and staff are sensitive and compassionate and will strive to make your needs our priority.
The Law Office of Rebecca M. Medina is a full-service divorce law firm, representing clients in matters including:
Divorce (including high-asset divorce)
Spousal support (alimony)
About California Spousal Support
What You Need to Know About Temporary Spousal Support
There are a variety of factors that are considered by California courts when determining whether spousal support shall be awarded to one spouse and in what amount. The purpose of temporary spousal support is to preserve the financial status quo to the extent practicable while the parties go through the divorce proceedings.
What You Need to Know About Permanent Spousal Support
In some cases, a temporary spousal support order is replaced with permanent spousal support. Permanent does not mean for an indefinite period of time.
There are various factors that California courts evaluate when determining whether permanent support should be awarded and for what length of time.
Do You Need to File For Support?
Spousal support can help a lower earning spouse regain their financial independence to assist in the restructuring of their life. Working with a skilled spousal support attorney can help you obtain the maximum support possible in your case allowing you to move forward in a positive way after separating from your spouse.
Are You Being Requested to Pay Support?
If you are the higher-earning spouse in a divorce, you will likely have an obligation to pay spousal support depending upon the length of your marriage. It is important that you protect yourself from being ordered to make unreasonable payments that would impact your own ability to provide for yourself or your dependents following a divorce.
Who You’ll be Working With
Ms. Medina represented me in a difficult divorce that ended recently. Ms. Medina has many attributes as an outstanding family law attorney. Her most important attribute is that she is extremely trustworthy. All through the process of negotiations with opposing counsel, I felt like I was in good hands, and that she was constantly and genuinely watching out for my best interests. I never felt like she was in any way contributing to protracting the case. In contrast, I felt that she was doing everything possible to resolve the matter as quickly as possible, but with a fair and balanced approach.
In the process, she came up with several creative solutions to difficult circumstances that arose. She was very responsive, and her main focus was to resolve disagreements as efficiently and expeditiously as possible, but without sacrificing my rights and legitimate demands.
When it came to dealing with opposing counsel, she was very firm, but without being confrontational. She refrained from writing inflammatory letters every time my ex-wife crossed the line with her behavior or that of her family members. When it came down to the wire however, such as going in front of a judge, she was extremely knowledgeable and well-prepared, and she was vigorous in defending my rights using solid evidence as opposed to empty rhetoric.
During my interactions with Ms. Medina, she was extremely pleasant to talk to, and she had a very calming demeanor. I felt that she truly cared about my difficult predicament. She was very good at actively listening and analyzing what I had to say before passing judgment or making suggestions. As a client, I felt that on the one hand, she was an excellent advocate for my rights and demands, but on the other hand, she was very good at reigning me in and exercising good client control when she felt I was being unreasonable.
All in all, I believe Ms. Medina is an outstanding family law attorney. I recommend her, without hesitation, to any honest person going through a difficult divorce. She will fight for your rights, and do everything she can to resolve differences in a fair and expeditious manner.
– Divorce Client
Arrange a Consultation with Rebecca Medina
During this difficult time, it is important to work with an attorney who will ensure that your rights are protected, and that you are provided with experienced counsel to help you achieve your goals. To set up your initial consultation, please call 559.324.5427 or send us a message using the online contact form on this page.
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