When a couple divorces in California, a court may choose to order one spouse to pay the other support money each month for a specified amount of time. This is typically referred to as spousal support or alimony. Judges consider a variety of factors when determining how much spousal support should be ordered.
When couples choose to divorce here in southern California, their assets will likely be divided under community property law. This generally means that the property acquired during the marriage--except certain items and assets--will be divided 50/50. However, deciding which assets are part of the community estate and which are separate is a complicated process.
Domestic violence is an all-too-common occurrence in divorce cases -- and sometimes it can lead directly to one of the parties in a marriage to file for divorce. This appears to be the case with a high-profile couple known for their TV courtship and high-profile careers: Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada.