Types of Alimonies in California
Alimony is spousal support that is court-ordered to be paid from a payor (the spouse obligated to pay) to a payee (the receiving spouse). There are different types of alimony that can be ordered depending on various factors related to the marriage. It is important to determine which type applies in your circumstances to assess […]More
What Happens If I Don’t Pay Alimony in Los Angeles, CA?
Whether we agree with it or not, the legal system allows for an ex-spouse to receive alimony payments. Either the parties agree at the time of the divorce to a set amount to be paid, or the judge will order the amount it feels is appropriate based on the law and the couple’s particular situation. […]More
How Long Does Spousal Support Last in California?
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 […]More
Cohabitation and Spousal Support
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 […]More
What’s the Difference Between Alimony vs. Spousal Support?
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 […]More