Does Length Matter?

Author(s)

Kasey Jones

Details

Faculty editor: Paul Horton
Publication: Contemporary Legal Issues
Volume: 22
Issue:
Month: December
Year: 2015
Type: Article

Abstract

Length matters for alimony. Look at California’s alimony statutes: Although “trial court discretion” provides the best catchphrase for the general rule, several California Family Code provisions suggest that length of marriage should play a significant role in the determination of amount and duration of an award.