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December 2018 Archives

Determining the marital standard of living for alimony

California couples maintain a vast array of marital living situations. Some choose to live in large, expensive homes while others find peace in a reasonable rent apartment. In some marriages one spouse works while the other stays home to take care of the children. In others, both spouses may work high demand jobs with substantial salaries. Regardless of living arrangements, in the event of a divorce, a Judge will take it all into consideration when the topic of alimony arises.

The New Year will herald in tax changes affecting divorce

Many Californians who find themselves in an unhappy marriage may eager to end their union as quickly as possible. However, changes in U.S. tax laws that will become effective January 1, 2019, may make finalizing one's divorce before the New Year especially attractive. The following is a brief overview of some of these changes.

How is child support calculated in California?

Children deserve the support of both of their parents -- both emotional support and financial support. For this reason, if a child's parents are divorced, one parent will usually be ordered to pay child support to the other parent. These payments are very important, as they are meant to help with the child's many financial needs, from everyday expenses, to school fees, to health care expenses and more.