” I am concerned about how my children and I will financially survive after this Divorce”

California state law allows for an ex-husband or ex-wife to continue to be dreamstime_xxl_12445389supported by the other spouse after the marriage has been dissolved. This is called alimony, spousal support, family support or maintenance. Originally, alimony was only collected by the ex-wife. However, today, either husband or wife can be required to financially support the other, depending upon the financial circumstances surrounding the details of their divorce settlement. The amount of maintenance that one spouse has to pay to the other is based upon several different factors, some of which are: