If you are getting divorced it is important to consider how it can impact your future. One big aspect of a settlement agreement in most marriages is spousal support. Also known as alimony, these are payments made from one former spouse to the other. Whether you are the receiving spouse or the paying spouse, these payments can have a big impact on your finances. At Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP, we are here to help you through the divorce process so you can get the best settlement possible.
If you have questions about spousal support, keep reading to learn more about when spousal support can be terminated in California and why you should contact Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP for help with your alimony case.
How long does alimony last?
The length that spousal support lasts depends on the length of the marriage. Typically, for marriages that lasted less than 10 years, spousal support lasts for half the length of the marriage. For marriages that lasted over 10 years, in some cases, alimony can last for an indefinite term.
When is spousal support terminated in California?
Spousal support is terminated by three means. The first is if the court order or judgment specifies a specific date for the support to end. The next is if the receiving spouse gets remarried. The last way spousal support can be terminated is if either spouse dies.
How are alimony and spousal support calculated?
Many factors go into the calculation of 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
If you need help terminating alimony in California, contact Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP today!
If you are looking to have spousal support terminated, it can only be done in certain scenarios. The skilled team at Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP can help with your case. With over 27 years of experience, you can trust us to help with your spousal support case. We have assisted countless individuals with their divorce cases and we would be happy to assist you as well. At Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP, we know how much of an impact spousal support can have on your finances so it is important to get it right. Give us a call today at 909-482-1422 to schedule your initial consultation.
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