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How to Avoid Paying Alimony

How to Avoid Paying Alimony

Alimony – commonly called spousal support – is part of many divorce cases in California. But how much will it cost you? Can you find out how to avoid paying alimony at all, or at least reduce the amount the court orders you to pay? Here’s what you need to know. How to...
What is the Marital Standard of Living and Why Does It Matter?

What is the Marital Standard of Living and Why Does It Matter?

The Court has a statutory list of 14 factors to consider in making orders for spousal support. Three of those factors directly refer to the marital standard of living. Specifically, the Court needs to consider (1) the earning ability or each party, (2) the ability of...
If I Quit My Job, Do I Still Have to Pay Alimony?

If I Quit My Job, Do I Still Have to Pay Alimony?

No one likes paying alimony to their ex. Sometimes it’s warranted and understandable, but paying support to an ex-spouse is never enjoyable. And sometimes the spousal support payment ordered, especially temporary spousal support, can be very high. I’ve...