California Alimony Calculator

While some attorneys and lawyers offer spousal support calculators online, we highly recommend you speak with an attorney rather than simply relying on an online form. In reality spousal support payments are based on numerous factors which can be taken into account during your case. So while a calculator may estimate this for you, you will want to speak with an attorney to ensure all of your factors are being heard and understood.

For example, spousal support for spouses, and support for “partners” can be very different and should be discussed with a lawyer directly. You don’t want to rely on a calculator only to find out something this substantial wasn’t taken into account.

If you want to talk with an attorney about spousal support payments, whether those owed to you, or alimony you may owe, Contact Us to set up an appointment. You owe it to yourself to meet with a lawyer and learn the facts about California spousal support and how it could impact you.

Speak with an attorney about alimony applies to those who have gone through a divorce and are seeking spousal support modification, or those considering divorce and would like to know the likely alimony payments may be.

Alimony in California

Below are some of the factors which can go into a judge deciding on your spousal support or partner support payments (from the California Courts web-site). Again, consider speaking with an attorney about the particulars of your case including the items noted here. The information here does not build a client-attorney relationship:

  • The length of the marriage or domestic partnership;

  • What each person needs based on the standard of living they had during the marriage or domestic partnership;

  • What each person pays or can pay (including earnings and earning capacity) to keep the standard of living they had during the marriage or domestic partnership;

  • Whether having a job would make it too hard to take care of the children;

  • The age and health of both people;

  • Debts and property;

  • Whether one spouse or domestic partner helped the other get an education, training, career, or professional license;

  • Whether there was domestic violence in the marriage or domestic partnership;

  • Whether one spouse’s, or domestic partner’s, career was affected by unemployment or by taking care of the children or home;

  • The tax impact of spousal support (note: federal and state tax laws have not been changed to recognize domestic partnerships).