Particularly in Divorce and Legal separation cases, San Diego Spousal Support Attorney John A. Delisi has represented clients involving Spousal Support (Alimony) so as to either promote and pursue an Uncontested case with a comprehensive Spousal Support settlement agreement (Marital Settlement Agreement [MSA] or Stipulation For Judgment) or, if necessary, to preserve and protect Spousal Support rights in a Contested case which goes to trial.
California law considers marriages of less than 10 years duration to be 'short-term'. If spousal support is an issue, in the absence of an agreement, the parties might expect Spousal Support to be ordered, if at all, for no longer than one-half the length the marriage. If the marriage exceeds 10 years duration, and in the absence of an agreement, Spousal Support might be ordered, if at all, 'until further order of the court'. California law requires the parties in a Divorce or Legal Separation to be 'self-supporting within a reasonable period of time'.
Since 1980, San Diego Spousal Support Attorney John A. Delisi has represented clients in Domestic cases involving spousal support with an emphasis on settlement, particularly since 80% of Divorce cases settle and avoid trial. Comprehensive settlement agreements, either Marital Settlement Agreements or Stipulations For Judgment, are strongly encouraged by San Diego Spousal Support Lawyer John A. Delisi. It is particularly noteworthy that a contested case can take more than a year and thousands of dollars in attorney's fees and costs to litigate and yet settle in the courthouse hallway the day of trial. San Diego Spousal Support Attorney John A. Delisi encourages settlement when settlement is, in all likelihood, within reach, just below the surface, and the alternative can be so destructive.
San Diego Attorney John A. Delisi will provide clients with aggressive and competent legal representation.