How Long Does Spousal Support Last in California?

Hossein Berenji, Jul 15, 2021

Spousal support in California ends when a court order ends the payments. Support payments also end when one of the individuals dies. Likewise, if the person receiving spousal support gets remarried or registers a new domestic partnership, spousal support should end. The length of spousal support payments depends on numerous factors. Some individuals may be […]


Cohabitation and Spousal Support

Hossein Berenji, Dec 02, 2020

The California Family Code § 4323 allows a “rebuttable presumption” that spousal support can be decreased if the supported party is cohabitating with someone else. What is Cohabitation? Cohabitation refers to living with a non-marital partner with which there is an intimate, personal relationship. California law does not provide a standard definition of cohabitation, but […]


What’s the Difference Between Alimony vs. Spousal Support?

Hossein Berenji, Nov 02, 2020

When a couple separates or divorces, financial support is a common concern. Transitioning from a two-income household to a one-income household can create a financial hardship. For spouses who worked in the home, they might not have the skills, education, or experience to find a job that supports them or maintains their current standard of […]


Dukes of Hazard Star’s Wages Garnished to Satisfy Unpaid Alimony

Hossein Berenji, May 13, 2019

Couples don’t always have the same earning power when they get divorced. In California, alimony can help to even things out and give the lesser-earning spouse an opportunity to transition to single life without worrying about their financial situation. What do you do when your spouse falls behind on spousal support payments?


Spouses Will No Longer Be Entitled to Deduction for Alimony Payments

Hossein Berenji, Jan 05, 2018

If you are thinking about getting divorced it may be prudent to make a decision in the very near future. A recent change to the tax law will eliminate the deduction for alimony payments for all couples who divorce on or after January 1, 2019. This will not only be a huge financial blow for […]