Is there a statute of limitation on alimony?
There is no limitation period for bringing a claim for spousal support under the Divorce Act. It can be brought before or after an order of divorce. Nonetheless, the longer a spouse or former spouse waits, the less likely they will succeed.
How long is spousal support in CA?
The general rule is that spousal support will last for half the length of a marriage that was legally valid for ten years or less. Spousal support durations for long term marriages, which are those lasting more than ten years, differ and may be assigned for an indefinite term.
Does a husband have to support his wife?
In short, there is a common law duty imposed upon spouses to support each other whilst the marriage/civil partnership exists but what many people aren’t aware of is that the duty continues after separation as a result of statute. There is no automatic entitlement to spousal maintenance on divorce or dissolution.