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Benefits of Online Mediation with Divorce Lawyer

Should you consider mediating your divorce online?

                            Did you know that you can settle your divorce from the comfort of your own home? In this post,

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When Child Support Ends, Spousal Support Can Increase

Did you know that the termination of child support can be used as a basis for increasing spousal support?  It can, but only if you act right away.  Family Code section 4326 provides that "...the termination

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Tax Reform and Spousal Support

The spousal support people pay is about to become a lot more expensive.  Presently a spousal support payor deducts the payments on their W2 and the payee must include them on theirs.  Under the proposed tax

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Social Security Benefits After Divorce

Did you know you may still be able to receive social security benefits based on your former spouse’s earnings after your divorce? You need to have been married at least ten years (another reason why the

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investment loss during marriage

Investment Losses During Marriage. Is the Managing Spouse Responsible?

Clients often inquire about investment losses that occur during the marriage. They want to know whether the spouse controlling that investment can be held liable and charged with the loss at the time of

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How is Child Support Calculated in California?

  A question that we are frequently asked is, "How is Child Support Calculated in California?" Those who have spent any time in a family law court have seen the judge busily tapping away on his

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Co-Parenting After Divorce

  5 Things To Keep In Mind When Co-Parenting With Your Ex After Divorce Our focus is always the children. In any case where children are involved, this is the most important and often times the most

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SUPREME COURT’S SURPRISING DATE OF SEPARATION DECISION

The family law legal community is buzzing. The California Supreme Court issued a much anticipated ruling this week regarding date of separation in the case of IRMO Davis. The date of separation can have a

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PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS: They can be good for everyone.

The dress, the location, the florist, what else is there to do before the big day? If you are like many recent newlyweds, it’s the Prenuptial Agreement. With today’s couples delaying marriage much longer

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Common Law Marriage Marvin Claims

Common Law Marriage in California? (Marvin Actions)

Common law marriage is not recognized in California. However, unmarried parties who live together and have a relationship over long a period of time may have rights to financial support and property. These

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