California Spousal Support

What are current California Family Law specs?

To be granted divorce in California you must fulfill certain “residency requirements.” You or your spouse must have resided in the state for a minimum of the previous six months. What’s more, you or your spouse is required to have lived in the country in which you are filing, for at least the previous three …

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Spousal Support: The Big Picture

Divorce is life changing. There’s loss of family, heartache and separation of equity and marital assets. What you’ve been building and creating over your adult life in a moment can get torn to shreds. And when it comes to trying to reassemble your life, you may be faced with paying years—perhaps decades—of spousal support. How …

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In re Marriage of Howell – A Recent Spousal Support Ruling

Recently, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, ruled that a 2002 provision of the California Family Code, which provides that premarital waivers of spousal support without independent counsel are unenforceable, could not be applied retroactively to agreements signed before the effective date of the statute.  The court’s ruling was based on the fact that …

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Understanding California Spousal Support Guidelines

If you are about to go through a divorce and are concerned about spousal support, also known as alimony-either paying or receiving-there are a few things that you should know. If you are looking for a full rundown of all the particulars and intricacies that go into deciding spousal support in California, our divorce guide …

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