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Sacramento family law litigants need to understand the rules surrounding spousal support

by | Feb 9, 2012 | Firm News |

Many Sacramento family law litigants trying to obtain a Sacramento divorce or Placer County divorce do not understand the rules surrounding spousal support.  Family Code Section 4320 sets forth many factors the court must use in coming up with a reasonable support figure.  This is different than the child support guideline the court uses for calculating Sacramento child support and temporary spousal support.

Many people think the support guideline should be used in calculating long term spousal support in their Sacramento divorce, which is not accurate. You also may be paying too much, receiving too little, or have been paying for far too long, giving you the right to terminate the support obligation.

Anyone that has or is going through a divorce should seek the guidance of an experienced Sacrament divorce attorney. These Sacramento Family Law experts an help you navigate the long-term spousal support issue in your Sacramento or Placer divorce case.