Spousal Support Orders in Orange County
In California, when a married couple legally separates or divorces, one party may be legally obligated to pay a specified amount of money to the other each month. This is called spousal support, or alimony. There are two circumstances under which a spousal support order can be granted:
• When a couple obtains a legal separation, a divorce, or an annulment; or
• When one spouse acquires a domestic violence restraining order against the other.