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Can I Stop Paying Child Support if My Ex Won't Let Me See My Kids?

Unfortunately, when unhappy couples divorce, their problems can follow them after the marriage ends. If they had bad communication during the marriage or if they were in the habit of hurting each ...
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Are You Guilty of Parental Alienation?

When spouses get divorced, it’s not uncommon for them to harbor a lot of resentment. Often, such resentment stems from infidelity, lying, financial irresponsibility, emotional abuse, narcissism, ...
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Guardianship in California

Are you interested in becoming a guardian of a child? If you have taken a child in, or if you plan to, you’ll need to become the child’s legal guardian in order to make decisions about the ...
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Terminating Spousal Support in California

When a couple divorces in California, a judge may order the higher-earning spouse to pay spousal support to the lower-earning spouse. Some states call this “alimony,” but in California, ...
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Helping Your Child Cope Through Divorce

If you’re going through a breakup and divorce is on the horizon, it’s probably affecting you emotionally and physically, even if it’s truly for the best. You may be having sleep ...
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Supervised Visitation in California

Families and even parentage in the absence of a marriage can be complicated, but for a mother or father to lose their parental rights, they usually have to do something extreme, like commit severe ...
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How Divorce Can Affect Your Job

We help clients understand and deal with all of the financial and legal aspects of their divorces, but there’s an often underlooked aspect of divorce that impacts almost everybody. It’s ...
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Can I Avoid Child Support with Joint Custody?

If you’re a parent who is facing divorce, we don’t have to tell you that one of the hardest parts of divorce can be splitting up the children so they spend time in two, separate ...
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A Child's Custody Preference in California

When it comes to divorce, child custody can be one of the hardest things for parents to deal with, especially if the parents cannot agree on where the children will live. In fact, concerns over child ...
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Can Child Support Be Taken from SSI?

For years now, child support has been collected for the most part through withholding income from a parent’s paycheck. However, if a parent is receiving workers’ compensation, Social ...
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California is a Community Property State

In the United States, there are two methods for dividing marital property in a divorce : equitable division and community property. While the majority of states use the equitable distribution method, ...
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Child Support Arrears & License Suspensions

In all 50 states, there can be serious ramifications if a parent falls behind on their child support payments. Licenses for example, can be impacted by the failure to pay child support. We’re ...
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2019 Changes in Spousal Support Tax Laws

For over 70 years, spousal support has been tax deductible for the paying spouse and counted as taxable income for the receiving spouse. Due to this tax law, divorcing spouses felt they had room to ...
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Can I Get a U.S. Passport if I Owe Child Support?

If you want to travel outside the United States, you’ll need a U.S. passport. Even Canada has tightened up its regulations and is now requiring that U.S. tourists have a passport before entering ...
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Can Cheating Impact Spousal Support in a CA Divorce?

Cheating, infidelity, adultery – they are different names but they all have the same negative connation. In the context of a divorce, “cheating” usually means sexual intercourse with ...
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Medical Support in CA Child Support Cases

If you are a parent who is headed towards divorce, soon you will be getting very familiar with California’s child support laws. In California, both parents are legally required to financially ...
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What Are The Rights Of Stay-At-Home Dads?

You’re a stay-at-home father. The reason behind your decision? Perhaps your wife was at the pinnacle of her career after your child was born and it made sense. Perhaps you fell on hard times and ...
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What to Do if Your Spouse Cuts You Off

If there’s one thing about divorce, it can complicate one’s finances, especially when you’ve been relying on your soon-to-be ex’s income and assets for some time. Although ...
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Does an Emotional Affair Count as Cheating?

At first, it was Myspace and then it was Facebook, Instagram and Tinder. While these social media sites help old classmates, old friends, and family reconnect and stay connected, it wasn’t long ...
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Is Snooping on a Spouse Legal?

We’re going to be frank: Spouses on the brink of divorce are in the habit of snooping on their spouses. It happens all the time. Often, the suspicious spouse is looking for evidence of an ...
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8 Subtle Signs of a Cheating Spouse

Do you suspect that your husband or wife is stepping out on you? Do you have a horrible feeling deep in your gut that something’s wrong? Check out these potential signs of a cheating spouse and ...
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What if My Spouse Won't Grant Me a Divorce?

Over the course of your life, you’ve probably heard someone on TV or in the movies say something to the effect of, “My husband (or wife) says they’ll never give me a divorce !” ...
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Best Advice for Divorcing Parents

When parents decide to get a divorce, they have a lot on their minds – temporary orders for child and spousal support, property and debt division, and of course child custody. While all of these ...
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Don't Let Divorce Hurt Your Credit!

When you get a divorce, it’s very important that you protect your credit score – a good credit score is going to come in very handy after the divorce. Whether you’re applying for a ...
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Grandparents' Visitation Rights in California

Societies everywhere recognize the important role that grandparents play in grandchildren’s lives. Grandparents can provide love, moral support, guidance, and affection, and sometimes ...
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