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September 8th, 2017

Either spouse can request spousal support when a person files for a divorce.  Spousal support is a “legal obligation on a person to provide financial support to their spouse after marital separation or divorce” (Wikipedia).

Many factors go into determining spousal support:

  • Length of Marriage
  • Length of Separation
  • Age of the people at time of divorce
  • Incomes
  • Future financial prospects
  • Health
  • Fault in marital breakdown
  • Debts
  • Property
  • Education
  • and much more…

Temporary and Permanent are the two basic types of support.

Some people wonder what the purpose is of temporary support.  It helps maintain the “status quo” until a judgement is issued. Permanent support provides more financial assistance one spouse after the divorce judgement. Spousal support lasts for half of the length of the marriage.

As a general rule, do not fall behind in your California Spousal Support Payments.  If you are out of a job or unemployment benefits are over, you are expected to make support payments based on your prior level of income.  Typically San Diego Family Law judge’s order spousal support that are suitable to the family circumstance.

If you have any questions regarding San Diego Spousal Support, do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced San Diego family law attorneys. Call us at 619-232-9260.