How Much is Alimony in California?
The type of spousal support a court rewards a recipient (and the length of the alimony arrangement) varies on a case-by-case basis. Courts consider the following factors during spousal support cases:
- The length of the marriage;
- Each party's health and age;
- Each party's income and property;
- How each party contributed to the marriage;
- Whether domestic abuse played a role in the divorce;
- The standard of living established during the marriage;
- Each party's employability, education, and training;
- Whether either party contributed to the other's career or education;
- Whether either party is engaged in other alimony or child support arrangements;
- How a proposed alimony arrangement would impact each party;
- Whether the recipient could become self-supporting and, if so, how long it would take for them to become financially independent;
- Any other factors the court deems relevant.
Because so many factors play into how much alimony you may have to pay in California, having a spousal support attorney you can rely on to represent you is vital. At Divorced by Design, our Bakersfield spousal support attorneys will work with you to find the best path forward in your alimony dispute.