Spousal Support in California: Long-Term Marriages

Spousal support in California after a long-term marriage is different from spousal support after a short-term marriage. The courts have a lot of leeway in determining the amount and duration of support, but California Family Code outlines specific guidelines when a marriage is long-term. So how does spousal support in California work after a long-term marriage? Spousal Support in California: ...

Do Prenups Work?

Do prenups work? For most people, they do – but there are certain things that can make a prenuptial agreement unenforceable when you go to court. The language in a prenup has to be crystal-clear; otherwise, either party can argue it in court. Here are the basics about how – and why – prenups work, as well as what makes ...

What is Considered Income for Spousal Support?

If you’re like many people going through a divorce in California, you need to know what is considered income for spousal support. That’s true whether you’re likely to have to pay spousal support (commonly called alimony) or whether you’re likely to receive it. Usually, the court awards alimony to the lower-earning spouse. It’s a way to level the playing field ...

If I Get Remarried, Do I Still Have to Pay Alimony?

“If I get remarried, do I still have to pay alimony?” This is a pretty common question – and it’s one there’s a definite answer to. Yes, you still have to pay alimony to your former spouse if you get remarried. Here’s a closer look at what alimony is, why you pay it, and when you can stop paying it. ...

Spousal Support Payments Are No-Longer Tax Deductible if You Divorce After January 1, 2019

Spousal Support Payments Are No-Longer Tax Deductible if You Divorce After January 1, 2019 Divorce can be complicated, particularly where there are children involved. However, even cases involving significant amounts of spousal support are highly contentious. Prior to the 2019 change, The IRS provided a useful negotiation tool, making spousal support tax-deductible to the paying spouse; this will all end ...

What is Temporary Spousal Support in California?

If you’re like most people, you’ve heard of spousal support – but what is temporary spousal support in California? Is it something you may have to pay or something that you’ll receive? Here’s what you need to know about temporary spousal support. (Learn more about the differences between temporary and permanent spousal support here.) What is Temporary Spousal Support in ...

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