Spousal Support

In California, a family law court may consider some marriages to be “long-term”. The court can then be asked to order one spouse to make long-term spousal support payments to the other spouse. The court can also order a woman to make payments to her former husband, while other courts might order no payments at all.

There are many factors taken into consideration when a court calculates the amount and length of spousal support. These factors include the parties’:


  • · length of marriage
  • · prior living standard
  • · incomes
  • · debts
  • · health
  • · ages
  • · education and degrees

Spousal support can affect both spouses’ personal finances after the divorce has been finalized. If you are the payor spouse, the spousal support would be tax-deductible for income tax purposes. The payment would then be taxable to the recipient spouse as “taxable income”.

Ventura Family Law Center

Our lawyers have many years experience handling complex financial issues in divorce cases. There is always someone available at our office to answer your questions and address your concerns. We are available to handle temporary and permanent spousal support matters, even those that are already set for OSC (Order to Show Cause).

Contact us today for the professional assistance you need in handling your family law matters at 805.644-2883, or e-mail us here, and let us know how we can serve you.