Married couples owe each other spouse support. This applies during the marriage, after separation and also after divorce.
In the area of spousal support under the Law, a distinction must be made between separation maintenance paid during a separation, but still in the existing marriage, and divorced subsistence (post-marital maintenance). Therefore, there are quite different rules with regard to financial compensation between spouses. It should be noted, however, that child support always takes precedence over spouses or partners. Therefore, first of all, the child needs to be satisfied before more maintenance payments flow.
The amount of the maintenance claim depends on the income of the two spouses. Therefore, it is very important to calculate this income correctly and to know which expenses can be deducted. Because this can be very different on an individual basis, "maintenance calculators" usually do not help much. Because they can not take these individual circumstances into account. But our detailed information will help you with your maintenance calculation. Law Office of Joyce Holcomb is a family law firm located in San Bernardino, CA.