What is the wife entitled to in a separation?
What Rights do Spouses Have During Separation? In a legal separation proceeding, a court can decide matters such as child custody and support, alimony and property division. However, as stated above, the spouses will remain legally married and cannot remarry unless and until they get a divorce.
Is spousal support for life?
(a) Except on written agreement of the parties to the contrary or a court order terminating spousal support, the court retains jurisdiction indefinitely in a proceeding for dissolution of marriage or for legal separation of the parties where the marriage is of long duration.
What is considered long marriage?
A long term marriage is usually defined as a marriage lasting more than 20 years. There can be exigent circumstances in a unique case where the court might consider it, but generally if you are married less than 7 years, the answer is probably going to be no.
How long is considered a long marriage?
10 years In California, a couple does not have to wait 80 years to receive this distinction. Under Family Code section 4336, a long-term marriage is defined as 10 years or longer (from date of marriage until date of separation).