How is Spousal Support Calculated?

In California, there are two types of spousal support: temporary and permanent (or long-term support). When amidst the divorce process, how is spousal support calculated? Temporary support is support that is ordered before your final judgment of dissolution. Permanent or long-term support is ordered either at trial or through agreement of the parties in [...]

fotex2023-12-12T21:56:44-08:00July 30th, 2020|Child and spousal support|

How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce in California?

How long does it take to get a divorce in California? The answer to that question is—it depends. Under California family law, a couple cannot be divorced until at least six months have transpired from the date the person filing for divorce properly serves his or her spouse with the divorce papers. In other [...]

fotex2023-12-12T21:54:37-08:00July 16th, 2020|Child and spousal support, Divorce|

What to Do if You Can’t Afford Your Spousal Support

Spousal support is ordered based on a person’s current financial situation. What happens when that changes? This article shares what to do if you can't afford your spousal support to a former spouse or pay it at all. https://youtu.be/aq3Yba6Iao4 What To Know About Spousal Support When a spousal support order is made, the [...]

fotex2023-12-12T19:11:20-08:00April 18th, 2019|Child and spousal support, Divorce settlement|

Unpaid Child Support: Understanding Wage Garnishment

Understanding wage garnishment is an important first step. What is wage garnishment, and how can I get the court to order it? In any family court case, including a divorce case, parental relationship case, or a related case that involves children, the court may make orders that child support be paid. All court orders [...]

fotex2023-12-12T17:53:05-08:00October 23rd, 2018|Child and spousal support, Divorce settlement|

When Can Spousal Support Be Changed?

Spousal support isn’t a “set it and forget it” issue. There are certain circumstances that allow for a spousal support order to later be modified. When can spousal support be changed? Let’s take a look at some of the particulars: In California, there are two kinds of spousal support, each of which serves a [...]

fotex2023-12-11T20:41:52-08:00August 31st, 2018|Child and spousal support|

When To Ask for a Modification of a Child Support Order

When it comes to divorce and child support, it’s normal to have many questions. One common question? Many people wonder when to ask for a modification of a child support order. There are many reasons to request a change to a child support order, such as the loss of a job, an increase or [...]

fotex2023-12-11T19:41:38-08:00March 12th, 2018|Child and spousal support|

California Grounds for Divorce and Residency Requirements

Divorce is a legal process that has been left up to each individual state to determine. There are different requirements put in place for people to get divorced within a particular state. If you have made the difficult decision to get divorced in California, you must first meet certain residency requirements. California grounds for [...]

What Is the Difference Between Temporary and Permanent Spousal Support?

Spousal support, sometimes referred to as spousal maintenance or by the traditional term alimony, comes in two different forms in California. Spousal support can either be temporary or it can be permanent. In this article we'll answer the question, "What is the difference between temporary and permanent spousal support?" so you will know how to [...]

fotex2023-12-11T17:45:39-08:00August 11th, 2016|Child and spousal support, Divorce, Divorce settlement, Legal Separation|

Custody of Your Child When One Party Moves Away

Usually, a custodial parent is not allowed to move the children out of state without the approval of the noncustodial parent. When a custodial parent moves the children without the consent of the noncustodial parent, the noncustodial parent is often left bewildered and unsure of the available options. This article will attempt to explain the [...]

What to Do If Child Protective Services Is Called

No parent wants to find that the person knocking on their door is an investigator from California’s Child Protective Services. Child Protective Services (“CPS”) is a department within the California Department of Social Services that is charged with preventing and addressing child abuse and neglect throughout California. The role of the department is to investigate [...]

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