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Determining Factors: Spousal Support Payments

Spousal support refers to when one spouse transfers money or assets to another spouse after divorce. It may also be referred to as “alimony” or “maintenance.”The function of spousal support is to prevent a spouse from experiencing a decrease in standard of living after a divorce. Sometimes, one of the spouses has been out of… Continue reading →

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Improve and Maintain Credit After Divorce

When you and your spouse obtained credit together, you entered into a contract agreeing to pay your bills. When you divorce, this contract does not dissolve; each of you remains fully liable for your debts. You can employ a few tactics to make sure your credit obligations do not make your divorce more difficult, like… Continue reading →

How can I Receive Spousal Support?

In order to receive spousal support, you must be getting a divorce or living separate and apart. If there is no divorce or separation, you cannot be ordered to pay, nor can you receive, spousal support. For couples facing divorce, the amount of spousal support you will receive or will need to provide is a… Continue reading →

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Spousal Support, Factors Considered by a Judge.

When you are going through a divorce, one of the things that becomes the most apparent is the change in financial stability, not only are you going to be downsized half your income, the challenging part is transitioning and adapting. Are you unsure if you can obtain spousal support? How is that determined and what… Continue reading →

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Spousal Support

During divorce proceedings a court may award spousal support to one of the parties.  The purpose of spousal support is not to provide for any economic effects of the divorce by continuing to pay income to the individual who either does not have a job nor has a lower-paying one. Unlike child support, spousal support… Continue reading →

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Dissolution Of Domestic Partnership

A domestic partnership is a legal relationship between two individuals who live together and share a common domestic life, but are not joined by marriage or a civil union. In California, it is almost equivalent to marriage. If the couple has a registered domestic partnership and they want to dissolve it, they need to file… Continue reading →

Can I Ask For Spousal Support?

Spousal support is paid by one spouse to the other to help that person maintain the lifestyle established during the marriage. It can be a source of contentious, ongoing disputes. Spousal support matters can be agreed upon privately or decided by the court. California courts consider numerous issues when determining whether spousal support should be… Continue reading →

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My Husband is Cheating on me, I Want A Divorce!

Infidelity is probably the single most damaging thing that can happen to a marriage, and it’s very unfortunate because it is one of the most common problems a married couple will face. The feelings of betrayal can last a lifetime. In most marriages, however, infidelity leads to divorce. California is a no-fault divorce state –… Continue reading →

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Divorce Litigation: 5 Things you need to Know

The divorce rate is at an all-time high. Almost 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce. Divorce litigation is when a divorcing couple cannot come to a settlement agreement; they need the help of the family court to settle issues regarding child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division. If you are going… Continue reading →

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Finances After Divorce

I have been asked many times by my women clients how to proceed with financial issues after their divorce is final. I have no doubts that you are looking for the entire divorce situation to be over – the emotions, the finance issues, all the hassles; you are ready to move on with your life… Continue reading →

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