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Calculating Child Support And Alimony In A Divorce

Managing finances during divorce is a skill every individual who is heading for a divorce needs. It’s better to be mentally prepared for a financial loss than be unprepared at all. First there is the question of property. If you’re someone who has accumulated a lot of wealth during your marriage, then brace yourself for some financial damage unless you claim most of them to be a separate property. Next, if you and your spouse have considerable difference in terms of earnings, you might end up paying a certain amount as alimony. And lastly, if you have children and you…

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Collecting Unpaid Alimony in California

Alimony is the money payable by the higher income earning party or spouse to the lower income earning party after the couple has separated or divorced. Usually, a family court issues an order stating the amount of alimony or spousal support payable by the financially more stable partner to his or her spouse until the latter can find a better job or marry someone else whichever is earlier. Remedies available to the aggrieved spouse to whom alimony is payable In the state of California, the judge considers 13 different circumstances when he or she has to determine the amount of…

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Can Spouses Convicted Of Domestic Violence Get Alimony?

Domestic violence is an unpleasant subject and has plagued the lives of many couples. The number of domestic violence cases are more than that which get reported every year. Domestic violence is often one of the grounds on which one spouse seeks divorce. In California, domestic violence can mean many different things and you should carefully read through the California law before proceeding with the case. Domestic violence in California California is a “no-fault” state but in certain cases like domestic violence fault is a factor. In California, fault is thoroughly examined when spousal supports are determined in a domestic…

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Important Factors Court Look At In Deciding Spousal Support

Spousal support or alimony is one of the most burning issues of a divorce or a legal separation. Many a times, the spouse who is required to make a hefty support payment might feel that it is quite unfair for him to carry on with the financial obligation towards their ex spouse even when the actual relationship ends. However, in order to make the alimony settlement with due fairness, there are several considerations that a judge must keep in mind while deciding upon the final verdict. Duration of the marriage or domestic partnership In cases involving a long term or…

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Understanding Spousal/Partner Support in California

In many divorce or legal separation cases, the court of law may arrange for a monthly financial support that one of spouse has to contribute to for his/her partner. The court of law stipulates a fixed amount called spousal support, partner support or alimony which has to be paid by one party to the other on a monthly basis. When to request for a spousal or partner support? One of the domestic partners or spouse can file a case for obtaining alimony in the court of law in the event of a divorce, legal separation, annulment or a restraining order…

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Considerations In Determining Spousal Support

Spousal support or alimony is one of the most burning issues of a divorce or a legal separation. Many a times, the spouse who is required to make a hefty support payment might feel that it is quite unfair for him to carry on with the financial obligation towards their ex spouse even when the actual relationship ends. However, in order to make the alimony settlement with due fairness, there are several considerations that a judge must keep in mind while deciding upon the final verdict. Duration of the marriage or domestic partnership In cases involving a long term or…

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Things To Know About California Spousal/Partner Support

In many divorce or legal separation cases, the court of law may arrange for a monthly financial support that one of spouse has to contribute to for his/her partner. The court of law stipulates a fixed amount called spousal support, partner support or alimony which has to be paid by one party to the other on a monthly basis. When to request for a spousal or partner support? One of the domestic partners or spouse can file a case for obtaining alimony in the court of law in the event of a divorce, legal separation, annulment or a restraining order…

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Should You Opt For Monthly or Lump Sum Alimony?

When you divorce your spouse, the question of alimony always rears its head. Whether you’re the person paying it, or the person rearing it, there are several ways in which these funds can be disbursed, and you need to know the benefits and difficulties attached with each one. The two most common methods of carrying out alimony payments is either through a lump-sum “buy-out” payment or otherwise by monthly payments. Person receiving alimony, lump-sum  Pros: One of the biggest benefits in taking a lump-sum alimony payment is that it does not require you to worry about your spouse suddenly stopping…

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Understanding The Basics of California Alimony Laws

Alimony aka Spousal Support is perhaps the trickiest element of a divorce. It goes without saying that the one who has to pay does not want to pay, and the one who has to be paid wants to be paid higher. Despite the guidance of the existing legislation and legal mandates in California, bringing both the parties involved to a common ground is more than just a challenge. What ensues is a bitter battle between the two parties, which more often than not, eventually finds itself in Court. Temporary Alimony vs Post-Judgment Alimony Divorce case settlements can take any amount…

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Who Pays Alimony in Divorce?

Every time you hear the word ‘alimony,’ you are probably thinking of a man writing out all of his monthly salaries off to his vengeful ex-wife. It is normally taken to be that way in popular culture. Movies and TV shows often use this as a device for easy comedy. The loser husband going broke every month while the woman in question has an easy life spending all that money. It works as a plot device, but in real life, this is not the case. In fact, in a lot of ways, it can be quite misleading. If you think…

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