Spousal Support

San Francisco Bay Area Spousal Support Attorney

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In California, one spouse may be able to collect support from the other spouse. This support was formerly known as alimony and is now known as spousal support. The rules regarding spousal support are daunting. They balance a complex array of statutory and common law factors.   A spouse may be able to collect spousal support on a temporary basis during the life of the divorce or permanently as part of the resolution of the divorce. A spouse may collect support for a few years or a lifetime, depending on the parties’ circumstances and the length of the marriage. An order for spousal support may be modified following a change in circumstances. A person seeking or opposing an order of spousal support or wishing to modify a spousal support order is wise to have counsel help them traverse this complex area of law.