Grass Valley, CA asked in Divorce and Family Law for California

Q: What are the chances if gaining permanent spousal support in California?

We were married in 9/95 and separated in 8/2019. My spouse is 71 and I am 68 we are both retired and collecting a pension from a local government pension and social security. My husband gross income is approximately $117,000 mine is $58,555. What is the liklihood of asking and receiving spousal support? What is the method to determine the reasonable amount of support?

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Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman
  • Culver City, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The simple answer is that a supported spouse may be entitled to spousal support for an indefinite period as long as the marriage lasted more than 10 years. There are however, several statutory factors that are taken into consideration when determining not only the amount of but also the duration of spousal support. Also, if the supported spouse should remarry, spousal support will stop.

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