Los Angeles, CA family law attorney Barbara J. Youngman talks about receiving permanent spousal support if you’ve been out of the workforce for decades.
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If you haven’t worked for decades and then you get divorced whether or not you will be entitled to lifelong spousal support depends. When did the decades start? So if you were in your 20s and now you’re in your 40s the court is going to expect you to find a job. That doesn’t mean that you won’t get support but that it will be an issue of how much support you will get and how long you will be getting that support. If you’ve been married for decades and now you’re 55, 60, 65-years old, yes, you will get, the court will award you lifelong support.