Understanding Alimony in California

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is money paid from one former spouse to another after a divorce. It is calculated completely separately from child support because it is based on a former spouse’s needs, not on the children’s needs. All divorces where the couple has minor children together include a child support order, but not all divorces involve alimony.

By |2020-06-02T15:21:51-07:00June 2nd, 2020|Divorce|0 Comments

The Effects of Cohabitation and Spousal Support

Spousal support is based on one spouse’s obligation to provide financial help to their low wage earning spouse. Spousal support can be paid both during and after divorce to help maintain the marital standard of living of the supported spouse for a specified period. People commonly believe spousal support is paid for the lifetime of [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:13-08:00June 11th, 2017|Family Law|Comments Off on The Effects of Cohabitation and Spousal Support

Short Term vs Lifetime Spousal Support in California

When a couples file for divorce or legal separation, the court may order a spouse or domestic partner to pay spousal support (also called partner support in domestic partnerships) on a monthly basis. Spousal support is a complicated legal issue and many factors are considered when determining whether a court orders short term vs lifetime [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:15-08:00May 24th, 2017|Family Law|Comments Off on Short Term vs Lifetime Spousal Support in California