California has NOT adopted a guideline for computing spousal support, although the computer program that determines guideline child support also suggests a spousal support payment roughly based on deducting 50% of the supported parties net income from 40% of the supporting parties net income. Courts will often use this amount to determine a temporary support payment. When it comes time to set a judgment support payment the courts must balance the family code section 4320 factors.
When meeting with Mr. Falletta to discuss spousal support please bring the following:
- The same income information listed above for child support
- Information to address the FC 4320 factors