Spousal support is support paid to the non-working or disadvantaged spouse seeking marketable or renewed job skills to become self sufficient and self-supporting. Many times the former spouse being supported was previously the homemaker or main care-taker of the children.
Other instances provide that the supported party was out of the work force for so long that their job skills would have to be renewed to the point that re-training is required to enter to current job market. There also may be medical issues or medical limitations that restrict or limit the supported spouse from obtaining gainful employment in today’s job market. Also, age may be another significant factor courts take into consideration when awarding spousal support.
In California, a marriage of ten years or longer is considered a long term marriage, and the courts may have continuing jurisdiction on the issue of spousal support in these instances. This would allow the court to modify the amount of support and the duration of spousal support in the future, even after dissolution.
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