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Things to Think About When Divorcing a Disabled Spouse

Divorce is a journey in and of itself and might be made more complicated by certain aspects. If you are going through a divorce with a disabled spouse, you want to ensure that even after divorce, they will be taken care of on a financial and physical level. You want to ensure that all responsibilities… Continue reading →

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Divorce: What it Can do and What it Cannot do for You

If you have been thinking about divorce, there is probably good reason – and moving forward may be in your best interest. However, there are also many reasons why a divorce can turn into a complicated matter, or be far from what you expected. Yes, divorce can sometimes be unpleasant, as it involves huge, complicated… Continue reading →

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Can a Spousal Support Order be Changed in California?

You may think that a spousal support order is final when one has been granted to you – however, a change in circumstances can call for a change in your order as well. There are many reasons why you may need to modify alimony from either ends. Here are some of the most common reasons:… Continue reading →

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Court Considerations When Determining Spousal Support

When you and your spouse have discussed divorce in depth, you may feel as if it is time to make the giant leap into a new life. However, you may also be concerned about how you will support yourself. In the midst of divorce, finances will be a lot different. What happens if your spouse… Continue reading →

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How Long Does Spousal Support Last? Is it Permanent?

If you are going through a divorce, you may have some questions about spousal support. One of those questions may be, “How long will spousal support last?” What happens if you are somebody who has been out of the working world for quite some time and wonder how you’ll be able to get back on… Continue reading →

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How Do Judges Decide Divorce Cases? By Applying Facts, Law, and Using Judicial Discretion

Unfortunately, sometimes in divorce cases the people involved in the divorce for whatever reason find that they cannot settle their divorce without the help of a judge. When this happens, how does the judge decide the case? The look at the facts that are presented and determine how relevant and important they are, they use… Continue reading →

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How Long Does it Take to Receive Spousal Support?

Spousal support or alimony must be decided to be awarded to the spouse that either doesn’t have employment or doesn’t earn as much money as the other spouse and may not be capable of supporting themselves without some kind of financial assistance from the other spouse. Alimony is often awarded by the courts or sometimes… Continue reading →

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Does Adultery Affect Spousal Support?

Divorce is a complicated and emotional process, and when adultery is involved, things get even more difficult. While adultery may not affect the initial divorce, it can truly have an impact on spousal support orders and payments. California is a no-fault divorce state, meaning you do not have to give a definitive reason for the… Continue reading →

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What is “Spousal Support?” It is the same is Alimony?

Spousal support refers to when one spouse transfers money or assets to another spouse after divorce. It may also be referred to as “alimony” or “maintenance.” The function of spousal support is to prevent a spouse from experiencing a decrease in standard of living after a divorce. Sometimes, one of the spouses has been out… Continue reading →

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Under What Circumstances will the Court Award Alimony in California?

Alimony or “spousal support” is when one spouse makes payments to another spouse after divorce or separation. It involves an agreement or court order that makes one spouse obligated to pay a specified amount to the other, and it should be filed before any actually payments are made to prevent disputes about payments or amount… Continue reading →

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