San Jose Family Law Attorney Answers Question on Paying Spousal support in a Divorce

Paying alimony is not a foregone conclusion in any divorce proceeding. In fact, the American Bar Association recently estimated that alimony is awarded in only about 15 percent of all divorce cases in the U.S. This number is a significant reduction from numbers in decades past. This decrease is largely attributed to the rise of households where both spouses work outside the home. Because both spouses are gainfully employed, alimony is less likely to be awarded. However, the court must utilize several factors in order to come to a conclusion on alimony that is just and equitable for both parties whether both parties work outside the home or not.

In California the court will look at several factors when determining if alimony is necessary and, if so, how much and for how long of a duration. These factors include the earning capacity of each spouse and the skills of the party who would be receiving the support.

The needs of the supported ex-spouse and whether or not they would need to…

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