Is CA a fifty fifty state when it comes to divorce?
Since California is a "Community Property" state, all marital property will be divided in a 50-50 fashion according to the court unless agreed to otherwise by the divorcing spouses. This means that everything that is considered "up for grabs" in the dissolution will be distributed equally to each spouse.
How long do you have to be separated in California before you can file for divorce?
six monthsIf you have not lived in California for at least six months, you can file for legal separation now and convert the proceeding to a divorce once you meet the residency requirement. The six-month waiting period for a divorce starts when you file for legal separation so this is a way to expedite that process.
How long do you have to be married in the state of California to get 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).
How do you qualify for alimony in California?
A general rule is that spousal support will last for half the length of a less than 10 years long marriage. However, in longer marriages, the court will not set alimony duration. The burden will be on the party who pays to prove that spousal support is not necessary at some future point in time.