Dear clients and friends, As many of you know, a comprehensive tax law was just passed by Congress and signed into law by the President. In the world of Family Law, alimony - known also as spousal support - is the change of highest interest. Spousal support will no longer … [Read more...] about Alimony (aka Spousal support) and our new Federal tax laws
Dear clients and friends, Below are some of our FAQ's regarding Spousal Support. Is Spousal support the same as alimony? Yes. In California it is referred to as spousal support and its purpose is the same as alimony which is to maintain a former spouse's marital … [Read more...] about Spousal support in California FAQ’s
Dear Clients and Friends, The essence of Community Property law concepts in California - and in other community property jurisdictions such as Alaska, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington Arizona, Lousiana and Texas - is the recognition that both spouses make valuable … [Read more...] about Property division in a California Dissolution of Marriage action
Dear Client’s and Friends, The amount of child support a parent has to pay is usually determined by his or her income, but two new cases from Pennsylvania show that other sources of wealth – such as receiving an inheritance or marrying someone rich – can have an effect. In … [Read more...] about Does child support increase because of an inheritance or if on marries into wealth?
Dear Clients and Friends, In California when a Petition is filed with the Superior Court for Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation or Nullity of Marriage, restraining orders against spouses or domestic partners are automatically imposed on the parties. In spite of the fact … [Read more...] about CA’s Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders upon filing for Divorce
Dear Clients and Friends, Couples who are separating sometimes fight over what their children's last name should be. As a general rule, the answer is whatever is in the children’s best interests. But deciding what those interests are isn’t always easy. For instance, when … [Read more...] about Divorcing parents and a child’s last name