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Why Might a Court Deny a Request for Spousal or Partner Support?

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If a couple gets a divorce, or ends their domestic partnership, the court may not grant a request for spousal or partner support:

  • If the couple had no children together, AND
  • If the person asking for support already has enough money to support him- or herself properly. (See California Family Code, Section 4322) Opens new window

The court may also not grant a request for support to a spouse or partner who has been convicted for an act of domestic violence against the person being asked to pay support. (See California Family Code, Section 4325) Opens new window

Similarly, the court may not grant a request for support to a spouse or partner who has been convicted of attempting to murder the person being asked to pay support. (See California Family Code, Section 4325) Opens new window

 

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