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The “Cheshire Cat” of Imputed Income

Family law permits the court to impute income to a non-working or under-employed parent or spouse for the purpose of…

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Step-Down In Spousal Support Orders

After a marriage of 18 years and then paying spousal support for 13 years, a California court modified support, but…

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Spousal Support, Does It Ever End

There is a presumption in California Law that a marriage of ten years is deemed to be a long term…

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Spousal Support After A Ten-year Marriage

Many question obligations resulting from a ten (plus) year marriage, specifically, whether the length of the marriage requires one spouse…

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Spousal Support 101

There are two types of spousal support: (1) Pendente Lite support, or “temporary” support, and (2) “Permanent” support. Temporary spousal…

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Request To Modify Support Orders

In these troubling economic times where job loss is unfortunately all too common, I have received numerous requests regarding modifying…

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Imputed Income: Get a “Real” Job

During marriage (or domestic partnership) spouses (and domestic partners) have a duty to support each other as outlined by Family…

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I Want To Remarry My Ex Husband … I Think

The easiest way for the obligation of spousal support to end is if the supported party remarries. Almost always, there…

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I Thought It Was Until Death Do Us Part. Why Am I Paying After Death?

Sometimes spousal support is ordered for a few years, sometimes it is ordered until one party dies or remarries, and…

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How Long Do I Have To Support My Former Spouse?

There are three distinct components relating to the issue of payment of spousal support to a former spouse: amount of…

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