When determining the amount of spousal support (alimony), one spouse will receive, the court will attempt to determine what the martial standard of living was during the marriage.
The parties’ history of saving money during marriage should be considered as an element of their martial standard of living. Marriage of Drapeau (2001) 93 CA4th 1086, 1097-1098, 114 CR2d 6, 14-15; Marriage of Witgrove (2004) 120 CA4th 1317, 1329, 16CR3d 489, 498.
Thus, if the parties’ saved lots of money during the marriage, this could lead to a larger spousal support figure. If the parties’ did not save fund during the marriage, it could lead to a decreased spousal support figure.
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