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Understanding Palimony & "Marvinizers" In California Cases

Palimony may sound like alimony but there are subtle differences between the two. For one, Palimony is applicable for unmarried couples who lived together before getting separated. Both of them work in a similar fashion and both involve spousal support paid by one partner to the other. Marvin v. Marvin The word palimony was first…
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Ways to ensure you get your alimony

There are various ways to help you in getting your alimony. In fact, this process can be faster when you are aware where and who should you go to for help and are knowledgeable about what your exact rights are. How to get your alimony initially? If you are requesting for alimony in the court,…
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Misconceptions About California Spousal Support

Many couples facing divorce in California have certain false notions ingrained in their minds related to spousal support (alimony) payments under the laws of California. Check out some of the most common misconceptions about spousal support payments below. # 1: Receiving alimony payments is a compulsory right You need to realize that it may not…
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More Women Are Paying Alimony Today

Things have changed drastically in the workplace with an increasing number of women being seen in high-level positions in the corporate sector today. In fact, according to statistics, women are found to be the top earning members in about one-third of the marriages. As a massive number of marriages are found to end in a…
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Seeking Spousal Support In Divorce Cases

When there is a legal separation or divorce of any couple, it may be ordered by the court to one domestic partner or spouse to pay other a specific quantity of money every month. This money is termed as “spousal support” and “partner support” for the married couples and domestic partnerships respectively. It is occasionally…
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What To Know About Spousal Support Under California Law

California state laws mandate that the question of permanent spousal support or alimony must be decided after careful consideration of numerous factors and the state laws give the courts tremendous discretion in setting or deciding the terms of alimony and whether a party is liable to offer a full spousal support and also whether a…
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Can a Pre-Nup Agreement Protect You Regarding Spousal Support in CA?

Prenuptial agreements are often signed by those getting bound by a marriage contract to protect certain rights and to give themselves exemptions from certain liabilities, in case the marriage doesn’t work out. It can be a pretty useful piece of agreement in case something unforeseen happens. However, many can’t get past a mental block because…
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Timing Your Divorce Right: The Ten-Year Rule

Under California law, the lower-earning spouse getting a divorce may be entitled to spousal support for a longer term if he/she has been married to their current partner for ten years or more.  If they have been married for less than ten years, spousal support is generally limited to a duration that is equal to…
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What You Need to Know About Alimony Before Divorce

When you are facing a divorce, you need to be prepared for the reality i.e. alimony payments to your spouse. There are some countries or states that refer to alimony also as “maintenance” or “spousal support”. This is an active component of the divorce system of many countries all over the world. In case your…
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Calculating Child Support And Alimony In A Divorce

Managing finances during divorce is a skill every individual who is heading for a divorce needs. It’s better to be mentally prepared for a financial loss than be unprepared at all. First there is the question of property. If you’re someone who has accumulated a lot of wealth during your marriage, then brace yourself for…
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