Get Answers to Your Frequently Asked California Alimony and Spousal Support Questions!

Get Answers to Your Frequently Asked California Alimony and Spousal Support Questions!


Are you getting divorced and wondering how spousal support and alimony will come into play? If so, Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP is here to help by answering the most frequently asked California alimony and spousal support questions.

What are the different types of alimony?

There are 4 different types of alimony. They include:

  • Temporary Alimony: Used to provide immediate assistance during a divorce proceeding. This is superseded once a permanent alimony agreement is reached or ordered by the court.
  • Rehabilitative Alimony: Used to provide support while the low or no earning spouse completes education or training that will allow them to become self-sustaining.
  • Transitional Alimony: Awarded most often as a one-time payment that can help one spouse cover the expense of transitioning to a new life.
  • Permanent Alimony: This is the court’s final order for spousal support. It is not necessarily “permanent” but will last as long as the judge orders it to or until a spouse requests a spousal support modification.

What factors affect alimony and spousal support?

If you are contemplating divorce, you might be wondering how spousal support will come into play and what factors will affect it. There are many different factors that come into play when determining spousal support, including:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Standard of living while married
  • Earning capacity of the spouse requesting support
  • Other spouse’s ability to pay support
  • Age and health of both spouses
  • Division of assets and debts
  • Custody arrangements for any children
  • Any history of domestic violence
  • Existence of any prenuptial agreement

Do I need an attorney to help determine alimony and spousal support?

While you technically do not need an attorney to help you through the divorce process, your outcome is likely to be much better if you do hire an attorney. There are many nuances involved in the divorce process and a skilled divorce attorney like Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP can help ensure that your rights are protected during the divorce proceedings.

For with alimony and spousal support claims in California, contact Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP today!

If you are getting divorced, it is important to have an experienced family law attorney like Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP on your side. With over 26 years of experience, our skilled family law attorneys will fight to ensure that your rights are protected. Spousal support can have a huge impact on your life whether you are the one receiving it or ordered to pay it, which is why you need to take the process seriously. Give us a call today at 909-482-1422 to schedule a consultation.

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