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The Types of Spousal Support in Sacramento

If you’re in need of assistance with divorce or spousal support, the team of family attorneys at AF Law can help.

If you have been through a divorce, or are currently going through one, you have likely heard of alimony. Alimony, or spousal support, occurs when one spouse is ordered by the court to pay the other money either during or after the divorce. Spousal support can be put in place to help one individual maintain their marital standard of living, while they work on getting a degree, or other means to be able to support themselves.


In today’s blog post, we are going to discuss the different types of alimony in Sacramento. Continue reading to learn more, and if you are in need of an experienced family lawyer, contact AF Law for a consultation today. Whether you will be the individual paying or receiving the alimony, we can help. Give us a call today.

Alimony Pendente Lite

Alimony Pendente Lite is a type of temporary spousal support that only occurs before a couple gets their judgment of dissolution. It allows the recipient to continue to live the lifestyle that they are accustomed to while the divorce is ongoing. Whether or not the recipient continues to receive alimony after the trial depends upon the decision of the court.

Permanent Alimony

Permanent Alimony or spousal support is a bit of a misnomer, as it does not mean it will go on forever. This is when one spouse is required to pay alimony to another for a set period of time or until the parties agree otherwise, death of a party, or further court order.

Alimony in Gross

Alimony in Gross occurs when the couple agrees to pay the other an agreed-upon set dollar amount. This alimony can be paid in a one-time lump sum or with installment payments.

Contact the Family Law Team at AF Law

If you are currently going through a divorce, the experienced law team at AF Law can help. We have more than eight years of experience in family law. Whether you are entitled to alimony, or you are the individual paying alimony, we are here to fight for your best possible outcome. Contact AF Law near Sacramento today for a consultation to see how we can help you with your case.