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Difference Between Spousal Support and Alimony?

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,…
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Spousal Support

Determination of spousal support is dependent on many factors that have been set out by Family Code §4320.  The factors, considered in total, allow the judge to make a determination of what would be fair in light of these factors, as well as the relative income of each party. Especially in long term marriages, it is important to…
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