Spousal Support (Alimony)

Spousal Support can be a more complex issue in California, and we recommend that you retain an attorney if you think you are owed or must pay Spousal Support or alimony.

These are some basic facts about Spousal Support:

  • In California, spousal support issues differ depending on how long the marriage lasted. If it lasted less than 10 years, the discussion is likely to be centered around temporary spousal support. If the marriage was longer than 10 years, spousal support can, in some cases, be indefinite.
  • Temporary spousal support is generally considered to be 1/2 the length of the marriage, but circumstances and judgements can vary greatly.  In some cases, there may be no spousal support and in some, more than expected. There are many factors taken into consideration by the court when considering a spousal support judgement.
  • There are programs to ballpark a spousal support payment online.

Mendes Weed, LLP feels that the more you know about divorce and spousal support, the better equipped you will be to handle the challenge.

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Lisa Mendes

Lisa Mendes, Family and Divorce Attorney

Partner Lisa Mendes leads our family law and divorce practice at Mendes Weed, LLP based in our Walnut Creek office. The law firm has years of successfully securing a solid and healthy future for clients through legal and emotional support.

Lisa is known for her aggressive defense of her clients as well as her knowledge of the law and how it pertains to their situation. She advocates for the rights and well-being of her clients and that of their children and family. She has a reputation for being a very fair negotiator and talented communicator. This streamlines and expedites the process, and helps when dealing with judges and other lawyers.

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