CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE
CONTINGENT ORDERS FOR SPOUSAL SUPPORT
Family Code Section 4334
(a) If a court orders spousal support for a contingent period of time,
the obligation of the supporting party terminates on the happening of
the contingency. The court may, in the order, order the supported party
to notify the supporting party, or the supporting party's attorney
of record, of the happening of the contingency.
(b) If the supported party fails to notify the supporting party, or the
attorney of record of the supporting party, of the happening of the contingency
and continues to accept spousal support payments, the supported party
shall refund payments received that accrued after the happening of the
contingency, except that the overpayments shall first be applied to spousal
support payments that are then in default.