When do alimony payments officially begin – after there is a divorce decree or after a separation agreement is filed with the court?

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When do alimony payments officially begin – after there is a divorce decree or after a separation agreement is filed with the court?

Asked on May 8, 2012 under Family Law, California

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Alimony payments begin at the time that the court order or judgment signed by the judge states that they shall begin. Ordinarily, the court will start the imposition of any alimony payments at the time the marriage is deemed dissolved under the law of the state where the maritial dissolution was filed.


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