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November 2019 Archives

When can the court deny alimony?

Alimony is meant to give one party to a divorce financial stability while they secure their own financial resources to support the lifestyle they enjoyed while married. There are a number of factors a family law court will look at when determining whether spousal support is appropriate and, if so, how much should be paid. Yet, there are instances where one party will request alimony that is unwarranted. In these circumstances, Californians need to be prepared with strong legal arguments to support their position.

The purpose of post-divorce modifications

When the parties to a marriage reach the termination of their negotiations and settle their issues, they may feel as though they have completed their dealings with their soon-to-be exes. In some cases, this may be true and the parties may not have to address legal issues between them ever again. Unfortunately, many individuals who go through divorces will experience changes in their lives that may necessitate post-divorce modifications.

Providing child support can be useful but frustrating

Getting a divorce may have been what was best for your family. You and your ex-spouse may simply have not gotten along well any longer or generally felt that ending the relationship was in everyone's best interests. Still, you knew that the divorce would have effects on your children and your financial situation.

What is parenting time interference?

The bonds between parents and their children are often strong and easily endure challenges and hardships. However, life events like divorce can put strains on those connections and create difficulties for individuals in changing personal relationships. A divorce between California parents does not release them from their responsibilities to their kids, but, in some cases, divorced parents can struggle to find balance with the time they and their exes share with the children.

What makes property separate during a divorce?

In marriages, it is not uncommon for spouses to share what they earn and make purchases together. California couples may benefit from pooling their financial resources so they can have stronger spending power and more flexibility when it comes to acquiring what they need. Sharing during marriage is normal, but when a relationship is subject to a divorce, it can be tough to decide which partner should take which items of property.