Eleven factors are considered in determining whether spousal support should be
awarded. They are not codified in statute but have been derived from caselaw. The court
must make findings on each... more
he duration of spousal support is closely linked to the length of the marriage. Frequently, practitioners speak of the 'rule of thumb' that spousal support will last for one-half the length of the... more
Spousal support is designed to allow both ex-spouses to maintain the same living standard as they enjoyed during their marriage. It is also designed to help the supported spouse (the spouse receiving... more
California Spousal Support
The California Family Code determines the nuances and specific circumstances in which spousal support will play a role in divorce proceedings. Factors such as the duration... more
Written by attorney John Zinda, about 2 years ago.
In marriages of a significant duration, the issue of whether or not spousal support is paid will have to be addressed. Spousal support or alimony is not automatically awarded in divorce; however, it... more
Q. Does gender play a role in how children react to divorce?
A. Gender comes into play as well. Males usually react differently from the way females do. Males often become aggressive, with females... more