There is no difference between the term “spousal support” and what other states call “alimony.” Just as California prefers to use the term “dissolution” when terminating a marriage, rather than “divorce,” California also prefers the term “spousal support,” rather than “alimony.” Both involve the determination of support necessary to assist an ex
spouse. In California, there are no guidelines as to how much spousal support a person should receive. There is a general rule that a marriage over 10 years is considered a long-term marriage, but this is not statutory. For marriages under 10 years, spousal support generally is ordered for half the length of the marriage.
For further information regarding divorce and spousal support please contact the California Spousal Support Lawyers at 714-971-8000. Call today for your free 60-minute consultation!