You can ask for a temporary spousal support order while your divorce is pending if you don’t have enough money to support yourself.If the court makes a temporary order, it ends when the divorce is over, at which point the court will make a final spousal support order.Courts will also order spousal support in an action for legal separation (you’re not ending the marriage, but you’re living apart and need support from your spouse).
In those cases, forgery is typically a misdemeanor with a maximum county jail sentence of one (1) year.
The facts involved in California forgery charges are often complicated.
Courts prefer to include a specific ending date in the spousal support order, if possible.
The judge may also maintain jurisdiction—meaning the right to make decisions—over the support issue, in order to allow the judge to review the order and decide whether it should continue as is or be modified or terminated. Permanent spousal support isn’t always really permanent.
The court must use its discretion, taking into account each spouse’s earning capacity and other resources while the divorce is pending.