Southern California Law Firm Frequently Asked Questions Video
How is spousal support calculated?
Spousal support in the state of California is calculated using a variety of factors: The first of which is each party’s respective income. The second is the expenses of each party. And another important factor is how much custody each party has of any children involved in the marriage.
And the goal of spousal support is to get each party back to the same marital standard of living that they were at before the dissolution occurred, so the amount of spousal support is generally going to last until the spouses can get back to that same marital standard of living. And there are exceptions to that, but that’s the general rule.