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How is Alimony Calculated?

When a couple files for a divorce and the proceedings have begun, the court may be inclined to award one of the former spouses alimony based on a decision it makes or an agreement that has been reached by the couple. Alimony or spousal support can be described as a support system that limits the unfair economic effects that a divorce could have on the spouse who is unemployed or earns lesser among the two by paying a continuing income. One justification for the alimony is that one of the spouses may have decided to step back from a career…

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What Are The Conditions Related To Spousal Support Post-Divorce?

Alimony (spousal support) is the legal obligation of one person to financially support his or her spouse before or after marital separation or after filing for a divorce. The state family laws will affect the conditions of payment of alimony or spousal support in the United States. Initially, it was always the man who would have to financially support the woman post the divorce but nowadays the U.S. state family courts assess the financial position of both parties before deciding who will pay whom alimony. Factors affecting alimony in the U.S.  In the United States, each state varies from the…

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How Can Cheating On Your Spouse Affect Alimony?

People fall in love, get married, and start families every day. But, unfortunately, marriages fall apart more often than people would like. And one of the biggest reasons behind this is infidelity. When adultery pushes a marriage to divorce, it becomes a painful experience for everyone involved. Some divorce cases have been known to turn rather nasty and go on for years before settlement. If you are someone who is on the verge of filing for a divorce because your spouse was unfaithful, there are a few things you need to keep in mind before the papers are drawn. Adultery…

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Spousal Support Modifications: How Long Does it Take?

Sometimes, long after a divorce settlement has been arrived at, and many months of alimony paid out, there may come a need for changing the amount or terms of the spousal support. But how long does this kind of change take? And what are the things you need to have ready to ensure things move along smoothly? Time taken for pre-divorce spousal support judgments vs. modifications Spousal support modification needs you to go through a similar set of processes and steps as the procedure followed for the initial support order/judgment during the divorce. And the reason behind the need to…

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Orange County Spousal Support: All You Need To Know

Spousal support, or alimony, is the legal obligation to financially support your spouse following the dissolution of your marriage. The concept of spousal support was created to help the spouse who earns lesser pay or has been unemployed to become self-supporting. Kinds of spousal support  If you seek spousal support while your case is in process, it will be known as a “temporary spousal support order.” It will be called “permanent spousal support” if the court case and divorce has been finalized. Calculating spousal support In the courts of Orange County, judges refer to the factors listed in the California…

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How To Avoid Crippling Amounts In Spousal Support

Alimony is not an entitlement. Ultimately, it is up to the discretion of the judge to decide on the final amounts so you might find yourself in a position where you do have to pay spousal support, sometimes more than you want to. Income is not the only criteria to decide on alimony or spousal support amounts. This depends on over a dozen factors in most states. As important as income is the spousal need. However, if you have done all your groundwork right and worked with good divorce attorneys and a reliable divorce mediator, you should end up with…

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Strategies To Reduce Spousal Support After Divorce

When couples go through a divorce, one of the two spouses that are dependent on the other financially is awarded spousal support. The concept behind spousal support is to ensure that the standard of living experienced during the marriage is maintained to a reasonable extent post-divorce. Is the court order at the time of divorce the final order, fixed for life and set in stone or are there some ways that a person can look to reduce the spousal support that is awarded to the other spouse? The answer is that yes, spousal support can be reduced. The first step…

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Options To Enforce Child & Spousal Support Orders

One of the leading reasons people continue to come back to the Orange County family law court is to enforce orders of the court. The orders of a court in relation to the Orange County divorce can range from supposal support orders, to custody orders, to orders for the division of assets, and in some circumstances even injunctions. The most important among these orders and the ones most commonly used are the child custody and child and spousal support orders.  Here are some options to enforce support orders. Order of Wage Assignment California law empowers the courts to issue an…

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