LEGAL ALLIES, TRUSTED PARTNERS

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Paying spousal support after you lose your job

A court order to pay spousal support might impact your life for many years to come. Your compliance may reduce tension between you and your ex, as well as prevent ongoing legal hardships. Budgeting spousal support could get easier over time. However, if you encounter...

Can you request permanent alimony?

Divorcing your partner and no longer having someone to share financial responsibilities with may cause overwhelming uncertainty. The reality of having to balance the cost of necessities and pay the bills may leave you feeling hopeless. Depending on the circumstances...

When does spousal support end?

Spousal support is generally not something the court will award for a lifetime except in rare cases. It is a maintenance payment to help one spouse financially after a divorce when the other spouse is in a better financial situation. Because of the intention of this...

How will a judge determine my spousal support?

If there is a significant disparity between the incomes of you and your partner, a judge may award you spousal support as a component of your divorce proceedings.  California recognizes two basic types of alimony: temporary and permanent spousal support. The amount...