Depending upon the circumstances of a California couple's divorce, spousal support may be available for one of the involved parties. Support or spousal maintenance generally takes the form of a monthly payment that is provided from an income-earning individual to his or her ex-spouse for a period of time that is established by the couple's divorce court as well as is outlined in California law. There are a variety of kinds of support that a person may receive from his or her ex, and one of those kinds of spousal support is called rehabilitative support.
Child support is intended to provide financial support for a minor whose parents are not married and who primarily resides with only one of his parents. In California, child support orders dictate how much support a parent must pay for the upbringing of his child or children and are binding on the parties to whom the orders apply. Most child support orders are effective until a child reaches the age of majority and graduates from high school.
A California divorce enables married partners to separate their lives in both tangible and intangible ways. The divorce process severs the marital relationship between the married people and allows them to exist as single individuals. It also facilitates the division of their property and assets into sets that may be taken by each and owned individually.
In story that has made headlines all across the country, a website that promoted and facilitated affairs among married people was recently hacked and the information of some purported participants was made public. The affair-based social media site shines a painful light on one of the major factors that can drive married people apart: adultery. In California, only no-fault divorce is recognized as grounds for ending a marriage, but the factors that led to the breakdown of the marriage can be addressed when it comes to sorting out divorce-related details like property division and child custody.