Spousal support, the term used nowadays for what was once called alimony, is fairly simple as a concept. The idea is that if you get divorced, and you do not have the skills or abilities to take care of yourself and live at the same standard you were accustomed to, your spouse must make regular payments to help if they can afford to do so.
If you’re getting divorced in California, you may be wondering if you’re entitled to this kind of support. The answer is that it depends on the court. (more…)