Frequently Asked Questions

The law attorneys of Alkam Law answer the most frequently asked questions in our FAQ. Is your question not in our frequently asked questions? Please contact us.

How long does a divorce take?

In California, there is a minimum requirement of six months before the status of the marriage can be legally terminated.

Will I have the upper hand if I file for divorce first?

This is a common misconception. Filing first does not give anyone the upper hand. The law is applied equally regardless of which party files first.

Filing first does however set some important dates regarding the commencement of temporary orders for custody, visitations and support issues.

Does the husband always pay the wife spousal support?

No. There are a number of factors that go into determining spousal support. Gender is not one of those factors.

How much child support can I get?

Child support depends on a number of different factors. Amongst other things, the court will consider the amount of money each parent makes and the time each parent spends with the child or children.

Does the mom always get custody of the kids?

No. The courts generally follow the best interest of the children standard which generally requires frequent and continuous contact between the child or children and both parents.


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