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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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How Does Divorce Affect Social Security Benefits

Most Americans probably know that the Social Security Administration sends out annual statements that can assist pre-retirees in estimating their…

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Do I Have To Pay My Spouse’s Attorney Fees?

The California Family Code provides that in a family law case, the court can order one party to pay a…

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Determining Spousal Support When There is Severance Pay

Spousal support and Child support is often set based on the payor spouse’s base or guaranteed income. Any additional income…

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Can A Spouse’s Failure To Become Self Supporting Warrant A Modification Of Support?

Clients who are paying spousal support often become frustrated if it appears that their exspouse has taken no efforts to…

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Am I Entitled To Spousal Support?

California Family Code, Section 4320, sets forth the circumstances necessary to determine if and for how long a spouse may…

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What Happens to the Family Home in a Divorce?

As a family law attorney, I find that often one of the first questions a client poses is about what…

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