Q: After 32 years of marriage What kind of settlement should a wife get
A: In California, as a general rule, all community property is divided equally between the spouses. Community property is all property acquired during marriage, with a few exceptions for gifts and inheritances. After 32 years of marriage, you and your spouse may have savings, retirement accounts, a home and much more. It will all be split 50-50 unless one of you can trace it back to separate property. Even if one spouse was a homemaker for part or all of the marriage, the retirement savings of the employed spouse will be divided equally. The spouse with the lower income may also be entitled to long term spousal support. You should certainly consult with an attorney about your rights. Your attorney may even be able to get the court to order that your spouse pay your attorney’s fees.
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