Supporting A Spouse In California

Transitioning to an independent life after divorce can be difficult. If a spouse has given up or put a career on hold while raising children or supporting a spouse through a career change, that can exacerbate the difficulty.

Going back into the workforce can mean more than looking through job listings. A spouse who has been outside the workforce may have lost connections and skills, and not be up to speed on current trends in their field.

A knowledgeable attorney can help you understand the rules in California about spousal support. Foster Hsu, LLP, can help you understand the circumstances under which courts award spousal support and how they determine the amount.

Make an appointment at our San Jose office by calling 408-841-7200.

How Long Does Spousal Support Last?

The policy of the state of California is for both spouses to become self-supporting. There are two types of spousal support: temporary support and long-term support. Temporary support is the support provided during the pendency of the divorce. Long-term support is the support provided after the conclusion of the divorce. The duration of the support is highly specific to your individual situation.

It is important to talk with a lawyer about spousal support as you go through a divorce. Foster Hsu, LLP, can help you understand what to expect and the best steps for your situation. Contact us online or call 408-841-7200 to discuss your options.

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