How is spousal support calculated in California? The general guideline for calculating alimony takes 35% to 40% of the higher-earning spouse’s income and subtracts 40% to 50% of the lower-earning spouse’s income.
Can I ask for spousal support after divorce in California? Spousal support may be litigated during a divorce, legal separation or even a nullity case, at the conclusion of the divorce or legal separation, or anytime after the conclusion of a divorce or legal separation case so long as the court has retained the power to order spousal support.
What is a wife entitled to in a divorce in California? In California, a wife may be entitled to 50% of marital assets, 40% of her spouse’s income in the form of spousal support, child support, and primary child custody. These entitlements are based on the marriage’s length and each spouse’s income, among other factors.
Is spousal support guaranteed in California? Practice Areas. There is a common misconception that when a California couple divorces after more than ten years of marriage, one party will be guaranteed alimony for life under the “Ten Year Rule.” This rule does not exist in California.