Dear Clients and Friends, The new tax law passed by Congress late last year and signed into law by the President on December 22, 2017 covers a lot of ground - including family law. For example, if you’re fortunate enough to leave a large estate to your loved ones they will … [Read more...] about Alimony and more under our new tax act
Dear Clients and Friends, When someone remarries and begins living with a new partner, this is considered a "change of circumstances" and the parties can seek a modification of the existing support orders. CHILD SUPPORT: In most cases remarriage will not have any impact on … [Read more...] about How does my Ex’s remarriage affect my support payments?
Dear Clients and Friends, When a Family Law Judicial Officer in California evaluates a custody case, he must consider the best interests of the children when deciding how parents will share time with the children. Both parents begin with equal rights to custody. A judge is not … [Read more...] about Custody disputes and your child’s best interests
Dear Clients and Friends, The life challenge of a Bankruptcy or a Divorce will, each on their own, generate an all too memorable life experience for most anyone. Add to this having these events occur together (an all too common phenomenon) and the need for maximum … [Read more...] about The Divorce and Bankruptcy combo
Dear Clients and Friends, California Family Code Sections 300-303 make California one of a handful of states without an official minimum age for marriage. This privilege does not come without control factors for these young persons (under the age of 18) which are that they … [Read more...] about Minors and their legal CA marriages
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