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August 2017 Archives

How child support helps children

As we have stressed before, the importance of protecting the best interests of the children during and following a divorce cannot be understated. The courts understand this as well, and will make decisions regarding child custody and child support to assure that the child's best interests will always be met.

When to consider a legal separation before divorce

For many people who are in an unhappy marriage, the prospect of divorce may seem to be the only option. When emotions often run high during these unhappy times, it is not uncommon for a spouse or both spouses to let their emotions get the best of them; this can lead to words exchanged and things done that are not in anyone's best interest.

How the courts look at the fight for the home in a divorce

For someone who is entering into a divorce for the first time, things may become overwhelming and seemingly unbearable at times. Emotions are running high and it is often difficult to think straight. There are many myths and assumptions out there regarding a divorce. It is important to understand what to expect in order to make certain your decisions are sound and in your best interests.

How is spousal support determined?

It is not uncommon for married couples to split up family responsibilities. This often means that one spouse earns money for the family while the other spouse stays home to take care of the house and children. While this arrangement may suit both sides well and will help maintain a happy and healthy relationship in many cases, when a marriage turns south and a divorce is on the horizon, this could make life after a divorce especially difficult for the non-working spouse.

What counts as income in a child support calculation?

Like other states, California's child support guidelines rely heavily on income with respect to determining the appropriate amount of child support. The idea is that a child should enjoy the standard of living he or she would have had if the child's parents lived in the same household, and a standard of living for a child ultimately depends a lot on each parent's income.

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