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What to Do When One Spouse Takes Advantage of Alimony

Thursday, July 13, 2017

When a relationship is dissolved, alimony is determined by a number of factors. The amount of alimony that one spouse has to pay to another can be determined by gross income such as wages, benefits, dividends from investments, and any similar sources of income that one party gathers through their various interests. In some cases, alimony is a permanent payment through various circumstances, but in most cases, alimony will be paid until the spouse receiving the payment can find gainful employment. Read More

Is a QDRO Necessary in a Divorce?

Thursday, July 06, 2017

When it comes to divorce, there are a lot of assets that need to be addressed and often split. However, we tend to focus on the immediate assets, like what is in our bank accounts. Yet, so much more important are the ones we won't need until much later in life - the retirement accounts. These can be tricky to split and even trickier to make sure that everyone can withdrawal their set amount when it is time. Read More

What to Know About Wage Garnishing for Child Support

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Laws regarding child support orders are strictly enforced in California and other states. In many cases, a court will order a "wage assignment" which is a garnishment of your paycheck. This order can include back child support as well as current payments. Employers are bound by the order to deduct the particular amount from each income period. The employer generally should deduct from the first pay period occurring within ten days of the court order. Read More

Father's Rights: What Do You Need To Know About Wage Garnishments?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Did you know that your wages can be garnished if you do not make your child support payments? In some states, wage garnishment is automatic. Read More

Child Support & Child Support Arrearages: Have Your Circumstances Changed?

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The child support system was created to give children the financial assistance and support they need in order to survive. However, many people find several flaws in the system. It seems that many parents are handed out an excessive amount of penalties that they cannot afford to pay. If you are the person that says you cannot afford the child support payments that you have been ordered to make, there are some things you can do. Read More

Divorce And Summer Break: What Are Your Plans?

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Whether you have recently separated from your spouse or your divorce has been recently finalized, the separation or divorce will have a lasting impact on everyone's life for many years. One of the things that many people find difficult is co-parenting, especially during the different breaks in the year. Summer breaks can be difficult for many recently divorced couples because neither side is used to making schedules on when and where the children will be at all times. Read More

Family Law: Four Tips to Help Your Adopted Child Adjust

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Adopting a child can be a chance to have the family you always wanted but couldn’t have. Most people want babies so that they easily fit into their lives. However, older children need love and families too. They can be a bit more challenging and require some adjustments. Read More

4 Ways to Prepare for Divorce Mediation

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Divorce Options from a Divorce Attorney

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Divorce is always a difficult decision. Once the decision has been made, one should consider the different types of divorces available before making a final decision, noting that divorce laws vary from state to state. There are many legal questions to consider including custody, support payments including custody, alimony and child support, and division of property and assets. There are several types of divorces and options to consider. Read More

Paying Support for Child Who is Not Yours Biologically

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Many men pay support for children who are not theirs biologically and you might be one of them. You could have the court order overturned if a DNA test confirms you are not the father of a child you currently support, but getting the judge to make that decision is often difficult and not a sure thing. Learn how courts typically view child support and what you can do to strengthen your case before you petition to end payments. Read More

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