What factors go into a spousal support calculation?

There are many factors that go into a spousal support calculation in California. The judge will consider many factors when awarding alimony, 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

Spousal support can have a big impact on your finances so it is important to ensure you put the best case forward. That is why you should contact a family law attorney like Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP.