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Law Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz

Alimony Attorney | Riverside, CA

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951-686-8190

Over 20 years' Experience in Helping Clients with All their Family Law Needs.

At our law office, Attorney Catherine A. Schwartz brings over 20 years of experience as a family law and criminal defense attorney, including time as a public defender. That initial experience gave her insight into the court systems and evidence code and familiarity with judges, attorneys and courthouse staff. While she strives to settle family law matters in the best …

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Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP

Alimony Attorney | Serving Riverside, CA

760-291-8233

Willing to Mediate, Ready to Litigate

The Oceanside family law attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, are committed to providing high-quality, aggressive, and effective representation for our clients. Our law office is founded on the principle that every client receives the individual attention and experienced legal representation that he or she deserves. Your legal needs are as important to us as they are …

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Law Office of Norma A. Koch

Alimony Attorney | Serving Riverside, CA

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Experiencia, atención y compasión.

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We handle family law, divorce, child custody, and bankruptcy cases in the Rancho Cucamonga area. Regardless of your specific situation, know that we’ll provide you with the same personal attention and compassionate representation we offer every client. We do everything we can to develop a better understanding of your situation. Then we apply our thorough knowledge of …

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Law Offices of David P. Schwarz

Alimony Attorney | Serving Riverside, CA

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Dedicated and Fair-Priced Representation. Over 18 Years of Experience. Call for a Free 15-Minute Consultation Today!

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Alimony Law

Alimony, termed spousal support in some states, is awarded if one divorcing spouse earns significantly more than the other. The court also looks at the standard of living during the marriage and the future earning capacity of the spouse receiving alimony.

Do You Need an Alimony Lawyer?

Divorce is an emotional time, so it is in your best interest to use the services of a Riverside family law lawyer to handle the alimony issue. The lawyer handling the divorce may be able to negotiate a realistic resolution to whether alimony will be paid or received.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney's expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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