Trevino Law, Inc.

A Family Law Firm Located in South Orange County

For a family law lawyer call:  949.716.2102

Contact a Family Law Lawyer
If you have a crises in your life, chances are, you need a divorce attorney . Whether it is child support , child custody , property division , or spousal support , Trevino Law can help you through. Trevino Law is dedicated to helping individuals through the legal process. If you are facing a family law issue, it is important to contact an attorney even before the petition is filed. 

Denise Trevino

Biography

Denise Trevino attended the University of Utah College of Law. After graduating from law school she took the Utah Bar Exam and practiced in Salt Lake City for a few years. In 1993 she moved to Arizona and took the Arizona bar. While practicing in Arizona, she decided to move to Orange County to open her own practice in Laguna Hills. 
As a family law attorney in Laguna Hills, Ms. Trevino has published several articles in respect to family law:
Emerging Issues in Three Parent Law
Spousal Support
In a nutshell, spousal support is based on the marital standard of living, the financial need of the supported spouse, and the ability of the paying spouse to pay. For marriages lasting more than 10 years, the award of support is permanent. However,  spousal support is not guaranteed. Courts require the supported spouse to become self-sufficient in a reasonable period of time. 

Income for spousal support is defined broadly and can include support  based on the future bonuses employees receive from their employers. When bonuses are uncertain, a court may order a spousal support award based as a percentage of the bonus income. This is often referrred to as an Ostler-Smith type award







Stock Options in Laguna Hills
Stock options are another source the court may use for purposes of spousal support. The court must analyze whent the  stock options were issued and the purpose for which they were issued. Spousal support can also be based on a percentage of the value of the stock option.  Generally, spousal support is not due on a stock option until it is matured and exercised, but it is up to the discretion of the court to determine when spousal support should be paid.