What Courts Consider When Awarding Spousal Support

Despite what most may believe, not everyone is entitled to spousal support after a divorce. While the factors vary state to state, and each state has its own set of guidelines for determining support, most jurisdictions similarly consider certain basic factors when awarding and determining the amount and frequency of support for a recently divorced couple.

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What is Alimony and How Do Courts Determine How Much I Will Get?

Throughout the process of your online divorce, one of the main issues you and your separating spouse will need to address is alimony, or permanent spousal support. Even with the best intentions, the idea of spousal support can be tricky. The supporting spouse does not want to feel taken advantage of, and the supported spouse wants to make sure they will have the means to survive. In this post, we will examine   permanent spousal support, and identify the different factors that California Courts look at to determine alimony payments. With this information, as well as the other tools and...

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Alimony Definition: Everything You Need to Know

Alimony refers to funds that one ex-spouse is legally obligated to pay the other following a divorce. It's sometimes referred to as spousal support, but it is very different from child support and should never be treated as the same thing. You can't, for example, cut back on ordered child support because you feel like the alimony you pay is more than enough. In fact, the courts consider alimony and child support completely separately. Whether you are going the traditional route or filing for an online divorce, you should keep them separate too.

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Alimony Records — What You Need to Know If You Receive It or Pay It

If you’re currently involved in an online divorce, alimony is an important component to the process. Typically, a judge determines who will be responsible for paying and receiving alimony during divorce proceedings. This determination is made based on a few factors, including which person earns more income as well as if either party had previously quit a job to stay home to care for their children.

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