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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.

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The Valuation of a Professional Practice Can Be Complex, Expensive, Yet Critical to A Divorce The valuation of the professional practice – such as that of a lawyer, physician, or professional engineer – is one of the most time consuming and potentially expensive tasks in a divorce case.

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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.

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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 touching.

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Family Code Section 3042 requires the Court to consider a child’s preference regarding custody if the child is of sufficient age and capacity to form an intelligent opinion on the issue. As of January 1, 2012 the California Legislature amended the statute to add that the judge must also consider a child’s wishes concerning visitation.

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