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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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Concepts About Terminating Spousal Support

Terminating spousal support is a big issue. The party that is receiving the support wants to be supported for as long as possible and the party that is paying for the support wants to end it as quickly as possible.  There are reasons for ending spousal support, such as: The person getting the support may…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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How To Avoid Crippling Amounts In Spousal Support

Alimony is not an entitlement. Ultimately, it is up to the discretion of the judge to decide on the final amounts so you might find yourself in a position where you do have to pay spousal support, sometimes more than you want to. Income is not the only criteria to decide on alimony or spousal…
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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…
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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…
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