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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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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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PRENATAL CHILD SUPPORT

  The need for child support does not begin when a child is born, but rather it begins many months sooner. Courts have held that even unborn children are owed a duty of support from their fathers.

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Court OK’s ‘Reasonable’ Spanking, But Experts Still Say No

  Court OK's 'Reasonable' Spanking, But Experts Still Say No I don't know of any Los Angeles or Orange County Judge that would allow this to go on in a family law case. If it is going on, we put an

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