Until you are legally separated from your spouse, any new property and any new debts will be subject to being divided between you and your spouse. In California, temporary spousal support might be ordered while your divorce is pending and is payable from the date the petition of dissolution was filed until a final judgment of dissolution is issued. If you are seeking temporary support while your divorce is pending, consult a Hanford, CA family law attorney to petition the court on your behalf. The amount of temporary support will depend on the income levels of you and your spouse. California uses a universal formula to assist the courts with addressing the issue of temporary spousal support. The spousal support calculator determines a specified amount of temporary spousal support that is to be paid by the paying spouse. The court is permitted to make adjustments to this calculated amount, if it finds the amount to be unjust when considering other factors.