How can I end spousal support? And can I end it forever? There is a court order against you for spousal support. That court order is responsible for a significant portion of your earnings going to your ex-spouse. Worse, this has continued for years and there does not appear any end in sight. [Read more…]
How long do you have to pay alimony after a divorce? And where do you start to find out?
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How long do you have to pay alimony after a divorce judgment?
If your divorce is truly final, then you have a divorce judgment which sets forth specific orders regarding alimony. That divorce judgment may be after a contested divorce where the judge made the decision on alimony. That divorce judgment may be after an uncontested divorce where you and your ex-spouse resolved the issues. Regardless, how long you have to pay alimony after a divorce may depend in large part on the judgment language. [Read more…]
How to avoid paying alimony that is too much and for too long depends greatly on diligence before there is a court order. This article is for the higher earning spouse during the marriage who has a potential exposure to alimony. This article is not for the spouse who wants to violate a court order or lie to the court about his or her income. Our firm does not represent such spouses. This article on how to avoid paying alimony is all about smart, preventive measures that are consistent with the law.
For a comprehensive look at alimony, check out our excellent guide on California alimony laws.
Ready? Let’s dive into this interesting topic. Everything we write here applies only to California divorces. [Read more…]
How long do you have to be married to get alimony? This is a question often raised by a spouse in a short-term marriage. Spouses ask this question because they are unsure whether a court would order alimony given the short duration of their marriage. This question impacts both the spouse who is concerned about paying alimony and the spouse concerned about receiving alimony.
Let’s look at this question closer for some answers. Everything we write here only applies to California divorces and no other State. [Read more…]