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What To Do Before You File

For many families, summer is the beginning of cross-country trips and new adventures. However, the summer break is also a…

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What Does The Court Want Me To Show In Order To Extend My Spousal Support Under A Richmond-type Spousal Support Order?

In the case, Khera and Sameer, (2012) 206 Cal.App.4th 1464, we learn what evidence does not amount to a showing…

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To Prenup or Not to Prenup?

Most everyone is familiar with a prenuptial agreement. However, most everyone is not familiar with the benefits of a prenuptial…

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The Effect of Cohabitation on Spousal Support

If you are paying spousal support to your former spouse and your former spouse starts living with someone of the…

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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 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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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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