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Does a man always have to pay alimony in a divorce in California?

No, a man is not always the party that has to pay alimony in a divorce in California. When determining who pays alimony and what amount will be paid, the courts take into account a variety of factors. These factors include:

  • The extent t which the earning capacity of each party is sufficient to maintain the standard of living experienced throughout the marriage
  • The duration of the marriage
  • The age and health of the parties
  • The needs of each party based on the standard of living throughout the marriage
  • The balance of hardships to each party
  • The immediate and specific tax consequences to each party
  • The extent to which the supported party’s earning capacity was impaired by times of unemployment incurred during the marriage to permit them to devote time to household duties
  • The individual financial resources (marital and non-marital) that each party has


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My ex-wife hired an attorney which prompted me to do so for our divorce. Torrence Howell was highly recommended from a friend of mine who used Torrence’s services for a divorce just like mine. The results came out much better than he ever thought it would. With all things being equal I felt Torrence would

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