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Can I Get Alimony in a California Divorce?

Alimony is also referred to as "spousal support" in California. These payments are intended to keep one spouse from suffering a steep drop in their standard of living after divorce. Spousal support can help a spouse who has been out of the workforce, such as a stay-at-home parent, get back on his or her feet until it is possible to be self-supporting. It is not awarded in every divorce, or even in most divorces, however. If you think you might need spousal support, speak to an attorney experienced in California family law matters.

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Marie Comstock Marie Comstock is the managing partner of Comstock and Wagner. She co-founded the firm in 2011, with the goal of providing skilled and compassionate service to family law clients in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, and the Central Coast. Prior to Read More
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Stephen Wagner Stephen Wagner is a partner at Comstock & Wagner and has devoted his entire legal career to the practice of California Family Law. Steve is a California board-certified family law specialist and, in addition to his family law practice, he has taught… Read More

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