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Spousal Support and the "10 Year Rule"

Many people believe there is magic "10 Year Rule" related to spousal support and believe or have been lead to believe that just because you were married for 10 years or longer in the State of California, that either spouse is magically entitled to receive spousal support forever with no termination date. The reality is - there is no magical "10 Year Rule" that automatically grants one spouse or the other "lifetime support." However, California law provides that a marriage of "long duration" (10 years or longer) does allow the court to retain jurisdiction indefinitely over the issue of spousal support, unless the parties agree to a termination date or agree to waive spousal support all together.

How is Spousal Support Calculated in Oceanside CA?

The calculation of spousal support in Oceanside, Vista and North County is actually very fluid. It is an open negotiation in most cases, and the court has a lot of discretion when assigning spousal support. There are several factors that will affect spousal support including the length of the marriage, the lifestyle of the family, issues of education and retraining, as well as income and tax implications. The attorneys at Palmer Rodak & Associates are experienced divorce and family law attorneys who will help you to accomplish the best outcome in your case.

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