Spousal and Partner Support in California
A contentious issue during a divorce is spousal support, which can be a complex issue to understand to and to resolve. When one spouse has a lower income, the court may order the other spouse to provide a certain level of financial support.
In California, in a dissolution, a request for the court to order that one party pay spousal support to the other is filed. When dissolving a domestic partnership, the same order is a partner support order. The former term for such support is alimony.
The court considers many factors when determining partner or spousal support:
- Length of the marriage
- Net income of each spouse
- Standard of living enjoyed during the marriage
- Age of each spouse
- Mental and physical health of each spouse
- Childcare responsibilities of each spouse
- Debts and property
Spousal or partner support can be a highly contended and sensitive issue during a divorce. Contact our experienced San Francisco divorce lawyers to learn more about how we can help you.