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1. What State do you and he live in?
2. Please clarify is he your "ex" are you still married?
Are you filing for divorce in NJ or in CA?
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There are approximately 14 different factors that a court considers in determining long term alimony under California Family Code 4320. See this link for the law. There is no set standard for what amount if alimony is ordered for a 20 year marriage. Rather, Family Code Section 4336(a) says that where a marriage is "of long duration," the court "retains jurisdiction" indefinitely after the divorce is completed, unless the spouses agree otherwise. Retaining jurisdiction means that the court has the ability to continue making decisions about alimony matters and can reevaluate its original orders and modify them if the facts justify a change. Any marriage that is longer than ten years is automatically considered to be "of long duration".
You and he are entitled to half of all the marital assets acquired during the marriage. You and him are entitled to your own separate property that you acquire before the marriage. He may be entitled to half of his pension under these circumstances.
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