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Thank you for your patience;I am very sorry to hear you are having to deal with this; the good news is that CA is a community property state, so each spouse gets 1/2 of the community property; so if there is a business, the business spouse must buy out the other spouse-50%. Period.As for spousal support, the non working spouse is entitled to spousal support from the working spouse. For long term marriages (more than 10 years) the court may award life time support.The amount of support is up to the judge to decide, and the idea is to allow the spouse to live at the standard of living they got used to during the marriage.This can be as much as 50% of the net income of the other spouse. The court will look to both reported and non reported income.Also the court can order the working spouse to pay for the other spouse's legal fees according to Family Code 270 and 2030
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