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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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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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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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Cons of an Adversarial Divorce

There’s no candy-coating it, divorce hurts. When emotions are raw, a spouse may be inclined to wage a war in divorce court, to fight to the bitter end. But, is there really any benefit to that? ...
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Advice for Divorced Dads

Whether you’re on the brink of divorce or you’re recently divorced, surely one of the hardest parts of breaking up with your children’s mother is not living with your kids, or no ...
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My Spouse Works: Can I Avoid Spousal Support?

Each divorcing couple is different. Sometimes the higher-earning spouse is completely okay with paying spousal support and they feel it’s their duty and obligation. Other times, the ...
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Tips on Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce

Understandably, divorce can be very stressful for spouses, especially due to the fact that divorce impacts child custody and financial assets – two very important issues in a person’s ...
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Domestic Violence & Divorce in San Fernando

Are you a victim of domestic violence ? Or, are your children victims? If so, and you’re seriously considering divorce, certainly you know that while leaving is the “right thing to ...
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Reasons Why People Actually Divorce

If you’re headed for divorce, you have plenty of company. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), “about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States ...
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Should the Richer Parent Get Custody?

In the 1980s and 1990s, it was very common for mothers to get the children in a divorce. In New York, that was common up until about 2000. However, much has changed in the last 20 years. Divorce laws ...
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Can a Spouse Get Spousal Support if They Work?

Every married couple is different, and so are their financial situations. You can have two couples who are divorcing where both husbands are the main breadwinners, but the husbands have very different ...
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Disability, Illness and Divorce

Ask anyone who has been married for more than five years and they’ll tell you that marriage takes work; it doesn’t maintain itself. Spouses must communicate well, focus on what makes each ...
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Should I Have a Postnuptial Agreement?

In regards to dividing marital property during a divorce, each state has enacted its own laws about property division. In the United States, we have two methods of dividing marital property: community ...
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Should You Move Out of the Marital Home?

If you and your spouse have decided to file for divorce, there is a strong possibility that things aren’t exactly stress-free on the home front. Whether your marriage is ending because one of ...
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California's Community Property Laws

In the U.S., the states follow the equitable distribution or community property systems in regards to the method of dividing a couple’s marital property. California is one of nine states, ...
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Avoiding Financial Mistakes in Divorce

Are you considering divorce? If you are like most people your biggest concerns center around 1) child custody, and 2) the division of your assets – these are the two areas that people fight ...
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Is Emotional Infidelity Cheating?

When it comes to marriage and relationships, love can be complicated, and few couples skate by without any issues. While each couple may have different views as to what exactly qualifies as cheating, ...
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Secrets From a Divorce Lawyer

Divorce is a stressful process that has its way of bringing out the worst in people. Some embittered spouses see divorce as a way to seek revenge by emptying bank accounts, freezing credit cards, ...
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Divorce Comes Down to These 2 Things

You probably know by now that one in two marriages ends in divorce, and if you're like most spouses at the end of their rope, you may have already been through the fighting, crying, and trying to ...
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Why Divorces 'Peak' Every January

Now that it's November, the leaves are changing colors and after a long, hot summer in Los Angeles, the weather has finally cooled down. For divorce attorneys everywhere, November doesn't just ...
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Spousal Support in California: What You Need to Know

If you're getting divorced, you may be wondering, "Will a judge order spousal support in my case?" Spousal support, also known as "alimony," is money that a higher-earning ...
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