Posts Tagged ‘financial support’

What Are Some Factors That Might Affect My Alimony Payments?

You might think that alimony is standard for anybody and that every spouse should expect the same amount in alimony payments, but this is not true. There are actually many factors that are taken into consideration when the courts are determining what you should receive as your monthly payment, based on what they think is… Continue reading →

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Annulments: Why Are They so Rare? Are They for me?

To understand why annulments are so rare in today’s times, you must understand the difference between an annulment and a divorce. Divorce is the process that officially terminates a previously valid marriage, while an annulment says that a marriage was never valid to begin with. This can happen for many reasons, including: Somebody not being… Continue reading →

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Guardianship vs. Adoption

You might think that designating a guardian for your children is the same as asking someone to adopt them. Legally, the two concepts are very different. While one gives an individual the responsibility to act as a temporary parent of a child, the other permanently relinquishes the rights and responsibilities of a child’s biological parents…. Continue reading →

What is a palimony?

California Palimony laws were created for couples living together who are not married.  If the relationship ends, one of the parties may be entitled to a portion of the other’s property – depending on the circumstances surrounding the relationship. Palimony was best known back in the 1970’s when a woman living with the actor Lee… Continue reading →