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According to state law, spousal support can be requested when filing for divorce or legal separation. If the request is granted, then the paying party (husband or wife) will be ordered by the court to pay a specific amount of money in order to support the other spouse after the marriage. The California Courts do not discriminate by gender and imposes a mutual obligation of support on spouses.

The process of spousal support can be amicable. If there is agreement between both spouses, a support order can be obtained through collaborative law or mediation. On the other hand, if you find yourself in a contested matter, then it is important for you to obtain aggressive legal advocacy.

How Long Do You Have to Be Married to Pay Spousal Support in California?

In California, no minimum length of marriage is required to receive spousal support. However, the length of the marriage is one of the factors that a court will consider when determining alimony payments. The aim of alimony in California is to maintain the standard of living for the lesser-earning spouse. However, alimony is not mandatory.

Castellanos & Associates, APLC has been representing Los Angeles residents in family matters for more than 20 years and has what it takes to protect your best interests and fight for your rights.

Call our office at (323) 212-5599 or contact us online to consult a spousal support lawyer in Los Angeles! Se habla español.

California Spousal Support Laws

In California Family Code Section 4320, a judge considers several factors in regard to cases. These factors include but are not limited to the:

  • Earning capacity of each party and whether or not it is sufficient to maintain the standard of living established during the marriage
  • Marketable skills of the supported party and his or her present or future earning capacity
  • Ability to pay support according to earning capacity, income, assets, and standard of living
  • Obligations and assets of each party according to the divorce
  • Duration of the marriage
  • Age and health of each party
  • History of domestic violence between the parties

When Does Spousal Support End in California?

California state law states that a court order spousal support payment ends once a written document on the end date and the court signs off on the agreement.

It is important to educate yourself on California law when filing for divorce or making any petitions or claims. At Castellanos & Associates, APLC, our spousal support attorneys in Los Angeles have more than 50 years of legal experience to put to work for our clients as they seek a resolution to their spousal support issue.

Get Legal Advocacy From a Los Angeles Spousal Support Attorney When Your Marriage Ends

Call us today to schedule a free case consultation. Our Los Angeles alimony lawyers also speak Spanish and serve the Latino and Hispanic communities of Los Angeles. We are committed to providing high-quality legal representation that is affordable for you and your family.

Call (323) 212-5599 at your earliest convenience to schedule a consultation with a Los Angeles spousal support lawyer. We look forward to serving you!


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