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Understanding Spousal/Partner Support in California

In many divorce or legal separation cases, the court of law may arrange for a monthly financial support that one of spouse has to contribute to for his/her partner. The court of law stipulates a fixed amount called spousal support, partner support or alimony which has to be paid by one party to the other on a monthly basis. When to request for a spousal or partner support? One of the domestic partners or spouse can file a case for obtaining alimony in the court of law in the event of a divorce, legal separation, annulment or a restraining order…

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Requesting a Modification in Spousal Support

There are several such divorce cases, wherein either spouse might want to request a modification in the amount of alimony he or she pays to the other partner. The state laws of California allow an individual to get his spousal support adjusted in due course of time only if the original court order does not carry specific clauses or statements that render the alimony ‘non modifiable’. We are listing a few common situations wherein an individual can request the court to modify his or her alimony. A mutual agreement with your spouse  In certain cases, both of the divorce partners…

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Who Pays Alimony in Divorce?

Every time you hear the word ‘alimony,’ you are probably thinking of a man writing out all of his monthly salaries off to his vengeful ex-wife. It is normally taken to be that way in popular culture. Movies and TV shows often use this as a device for easy comedy. The loser husband going broke every month while the woman in question has an easy life spending all that money. It works as a plot device, but in real life, this is not the case. In fact, in a lot of ways, it can be quite misleading. If you think…

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How is Alimony Calculated?

When a couple files for a divorce and the proceedings have begun, the court may be inclined to award one of the former spouses alimony based on a decision it makes or an agreement that has been reached by the couple. Alimony or spousal support can be described as a support system that limits the unfair economic effects that a divorce could have on the spouse who is unemployed or earns lesser among the two by paying a continuing income. One justification for the alimony is that one of the spouses may have decided to step back from a career…

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What Are The Conditions Related To Spousal Support Post-Divorce?

Alimony (spousal support) is the legal obligation of one person to financially support his or her spouse before or after marital separation or after filing for a divorce. The state family laws will affect the conditions of payment of alimony or spousal support in the United States. Initially, it was always the man who would have to financially support the woman post the divorce but nowadays the U.S. state family courts assess the financial position of both parties before deciding who will pay whom alimony. Factors affecting alimony in the U.S.  In the United States, each state varies from the…

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How Can Cheating On Your Spouse Affect Alimony?

People fall in love, get married, and start families every day. But, unfortunately, marriages fall apart more often than people would like. And one of the biggest reasons behind this is infidelity. When adultery pushes a marriage to divorce, it becomes a painful experience for everyone involved. Some divorce cases have been known to turn rather nasty and go on for years before settlement. If you are someone who is on the verge of filing for a divorce because your spouse was unfaithful, there are a few things you need to keep in mind before the papers are drawn. Adultery…

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Orange County Spousal Support: All You Need To Know

Spousal support, or alimony, is the legal obligation to financially support your spouse following the dissolution of your marriage. The concept of spousal support was created to help the spouse who earns lesser pay or has been unemployed to become self-supporting. Kinds of spousal support  If you seek spousal support while your case is in process, it will be known as a “temporary spousal support order.” It will be called “permanent spousal support” if the court case and divorce has been finalized. Calculating spousal support In the courts of Orange County, judges refer to the factors listed in the California…

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Strategies To Reduce Spousal Support After Divorce

When couples go through a divorce, one of the two spouses that are dependent on the other financially is awarded spousal support. The concept behind spousal support is to ensure that the standard of living experienced during the marriage is maintained to a reasonable extent post-divorce. Is the court order at the time of divorce the final order, fixed for life and set in stone or are there some ways that a person can look to reduce the spousal support that is awarded to the other spouse? The answer is that yes, spousal support can be reduced. The first step…

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What to Do If Your Ex-Spouse Refuses to Work?

If you are going through a divorce, you would normally expect cases that involve self-employed spouses to be simple.  In reality though, they rarely are anything but simple. Irrespective of the order that is made by the judge in such an issues, there are accusations flying left right and center that the idle spouse refuses to work or has a higher ability to earn than what they are currently on. From Experience This is one issue that has been dealt with in detail in cases of family law. From our experience, we can tell you that these situations occur in…

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Understanding California Spousal Support Rules

Orange County divorce cases can sometimes be complex affairs. A divorce cases usually involves a host of issues that need to be addressed by the two parties before a judge can decide on the final judgment. One of the most important factors in a divorce case is spousal support. Spousal support has multiple rules that can make it difficult to understand. In this blog, we will take a look at the rules used in calculating temporary spousal support while the Orange County divorce case is going on (versus long-term spousal support considerations at the end of the divorce case at…

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