Spousal Support

How Long Do You Have To Be Married In California To Get Alimony?

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is the financial assistance and support paid by one spouse to another spouse during and after a divorce. Typically, the spouse with the higher income pays support payments to the spouse with the lower income. The intent is to give a spouse sufficient time to support themselves after a… read more

What Is Palimony?

Some states recognize common law marriage. However, California does not recognize common law marriage. You are not legally married in California unless you obtain a marriage license and hold a civil or religious ceremony. However, if you and your partner have resided together for an extended period, you may be entitled to palimony. Palimony is… read more

What’s the Difference Between Alimony and Spousal Support?

Things can be drastically different when spouses decide to get divorced. How is the spouse who earns significantly less – or nothing at all – stay on their feet and make ends meet after a divorce? In California, that’s what spousal support – or alimony – is for.  When couples are married, it’s for spouses… read more