How many years do you have to be married to qualify for alimony?

How many years do you have to be married to qualify for alimony?

Under California Law, the general presumption for duration of support is “one-half the length of the marriage,” for marriages of fewer than 10 years. This means that if you were married for six years, the judge has the right to limit alimony for one-half of the marriage if the need exists (three years).

Can you get alimony if married for a year?

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For example, if your marriage lasted only one year, you can expect to pay or receive alimony for six months; but this obligation may be met through temporary support payments.

What makes a spouse eligible for alimony?

There are several requirements in order to satisfy for payments to be considered spousal support: The payments that are being made must be in cash or checks. Alimony payments cannot be paid during the time both spouses live in the same residence. The payments must stop if one spouse marries or dies.

Can new spouse income be considered for alimony?

California law is quite clear that new mate income cannot generally be considered against you in ordering or modifying child or spousal support. This is true for both spousal and child support.