How Does Marriage Length Influence Alimony/Spousal Support in California?
One of the most important factors in determining alimony is the length of the partnership. In many cases, the marriage is far too short to merit awarding alimony according to California Law. The length of the relationship will also factor in closely to the duration of the support order. The length of the relationship in this case is the day you were married until the date you separated. If you disagree about when you officially separated, the judge will have to determine the date.
The goal of alimony, in most cases, is to allow the partner who is receiving support to maintain their living expenses while they work to be able to be self-supporting after the order ends.
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