Q: My ex married a movie industry professional. She makes a great deal of money. Can I obtain an order increasing child support and spousal support based on on my ex-husband’s new wife’s income?
California law is clear that new mate income cannot generally be considered against you in ordering or modifying child [...]
According to a March 9th post on The Huffington Post Demi Moore sought spousal support (alimony) from Ashton Kutcher during their divorce. I doubt it. This report is almost certainly based on the media’s review of the divorce petition filed by Demi last week. Here is why the report is probably wrong. In California a [...]
Child Support and Spousal Support Orders Made Before The Divorce Is Final Must Be Appealed Straight Away
Not only are orders making or denying temporary child or spousal support requests, or modifications of such order directly appealable, they must be appealed before the final judgment of divorce. After a divorce petition is filed a party [...]
After A Divorce Is Filed The Spouse Who Desires Spousal Support Must Ask The
Court For An Order of Temporary Support
If there is a disparity in the income of spouses, then a spouse may seek temporary support payments (commonly referred to as alimony). This occurs after a petition for [...]
Q: My spouse filed for divorce. We were married for 14 months. Will my alimony amount be based upon my income now or when we married? I make a lot more now.
A: There is a difference between temporary spousal support and permanent spousal support. Temporary spousal support is alimony paid during the course of [...]
Disrespecting Spouse to Others During Divorce Hurts Your Divorce Case
Is Kris Humphries gay? Umm, the right answer is “Who Cares.” But, according to Star Magazine Kim Kardashian is claiming Kris is gay. Saying direspectful things about one’s spouse during the divorce is rarely a good idea. If you saw the Star headlines at the [...]
Q: My spouse is seeking reimbursement for a portion of the tuition for his MBA. He went full time and paid in full 2 yrs before we even knew each other. However, he is claiming that it “improved” our lifestyle and wants me to pay reimbursement. Does he have a claim?
A:You do not owe your [...]
Under California law the marriage ended when the parties separated, but federal law looks at the date of divorce.
People ask this question of me often
Q: My wife and I have been living apart since the 4th year of our marriage. For legal purposes how long were we married—four years or ten?
A: If [...]
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