My spouse was the breadwinner. Am I going to lose everything now?

There will almost surely be a change in your standard of living as a result of divorce. Generally speaking, you will receive about35% of the gross income of your former spouse, together with one-half of the community property. The 35% will be a combination of child and spousal support.

Two households cannot remain at the same economic level when their related expenses are being financed by just one income.