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is a second wife filing for divorce in california (married

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is a second wife filing for divorce in california (married 15yrs) entitled to different allimony benefits, and retirements than the first wife?
Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.

To answer your question directly, quite possibly that would be 'yes'. The current wife's benefits would be based on her time together with you over the past 15 years, meaning your income and standard of living over the past period of time, your savings, earnings, and your retirement benefits that you both accumulated together. That could well be different from your first wife if you later on earned more money, saved more funds, or otherwise obtained a different standard of living. There is no 'one-size-fits-all' calculation for benefits from spouse to spouse, but if your financial standing is in any way different from your past spouse to your current spouse, the spouses have different financial backgrounds themselves, you were married for different periods of time, and had different assets and savings, then the entitlement is likewise different. While I cannot predict what your alimony would be, a good range would be based on about 15%-28% of the difference in earnings between you and your spouse, with payments lasting for 10-12 years.

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