What Will the Spousal or Partner Support Amount Be?

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Generally speaking, spousal or partner support is based on the “reasonable needs” of the person asking for support as these relate to the ability of the other former spouse or partner to pay.

If the couple can agree on the amount of monthly spousal or partner support to be paid, and for how long, they can write down their agreement, get it notarized, Opens new window and ask the court to accept it.

If they cannot agree on the amount of spousal or partner support to be paid, and for how long, they can ask the court to decide these issues.

There are no formulas for spousal or partner support like there are for child support. When deciding what spousal or partner support should be ordered, the judge will take many things into consideration.  (See California Family Code, Section 4320.) Sobre Ventanillas Nuevas

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