Spousal Support

Can I Get Out of Paying Alimony in California?

Posted in Spousal Support on January 5, 2022

Alimony – known as spousal support in California – is an order that may be given in a divorce or legal separation case if there is an income disparity between the two parties. The purpose of alimony is to allow the lower-earning spouse to maintain his or her standard of living after the divorce. If… read more


Is There Such a Thing as Permanent Spousal Support in California?

Posted in Spousal Support on December 16, 2020

Spousal support, also commonly known as alimony and spousal maintenance, is a financial award a judge may grant during a divorce or legal separation case in California if the lesser-earning spouse qualifies. Although the terms temporary and permanent spousal support exist in California law, permanent spousal support is somewhat of a misnomer. Permanent alimony typically… read more


High asset divorce can be affected by prenuptial agreement

Posted in Celebrities,High Asset Divorce,Prenuptial Agreements,Property Division,Spousal Support on October 17, 2017

California is often host to high profile celebrity divorces. One such case that recently settled in another state illustrates some of the principles that are common to high asset divorce cases. The matter involved the divorce of Richard Stephenson, the founder of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and his spouse of many years, Alicia Stephenson…. read more


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