In California child support is determined using a mathematical formula codified in Family Code Section 4055. The most important component is the respective income of the parents, then next most important is the amount of time the parents have custody. Income is key. Big changes in custody time can result in modest changes in child [...]
You Can Receive More Child Support
The court that makes the original child support award is said to have continuing jurisdiction to modify the order as conditions warrant. Either parent may request the court to change the order throughout the duration of the child’s minority. Modifications will not happen automatically. One of the parents must [...]
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 [...]
A Divorce Lawyer Can Help You If Ex-Spouse Won’t Pay Child Support
My Ex-Spouse Won’t Pay Child Support. What Can I Do?
Everyone knows that child and spousal support issues engender very strong feelings in the parent that must pay and the parent that receives the support. Some parents can not pay the support [...]
Child Support Can Be Critical To Meeting The Costs of Raising Kids
One in four children in the United States is being raised by a single parent — a percentage that has been on the rise and is higher than any other developed country, according to a report released on Wednesday.
Of the 27 industrialized [...]
Five Benefits of Filing For Divorce Sooner Rather Than Later
If you don’t know the comedian Louis C.K. get to know him. He is one of the funniest in the business. As a divorced father of two girls aged 7 and 4 his take on this tragic but common scenario is both funny and [...]
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 [...]
Four Steps To Improve Your Chances Of Getting What You Desire In Family Law Hearings
In a divorce proceeding one spouse or both may seek temporary orders before the divorce is over on a variety of issues by filing a written paper called a Request for Orders (formerly known as an Order to Show [...]
By now most people who care, know that Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise last week in New York. According to Time Magazine Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise signed a prenuptial agreement in 2006 giving Katie $3 Million for each year of marriage. Katie has sought sole custody of their daughter Siri. Whether Cruise [...]
Linda Evangelista the ’80s supermodel is seeking $46,000 per month in child support from French fashion and luxury goods tycoon Francois-Henri Pinault. Evanglista and Pinault never married and reportedly spent only a few days together…but they had a son, Augustin, who is now five years old.
$46,000 a month in child support would be a record [...]