Category: Spousal & Child Support
Can Child Support Payments Continue After a Child Turns 18?
The amount of child support that is due is determined based on a standard formula that is established under California law. A parent who is under order to pay child support will typically have money automatically collected from his or her paycheck so it can be provided to the parent who has primary or sole custody […]READ MORE
Who Pays for Medical Insurance After Divorce?
Health insurance is a big expense for many families. Typically, one spouse is offered health insurance through his or her work and the policy provides coverage for the whole family (including spouses and children). When this is not the case, the couple may purchase a policy on the health insurance exchange or otherwise buy private […]READ MORE
Arguing Against a Prenup Position on Spousal Support
Spousal support may be ordered when a marriage ends if there is a disparity in the income of the two spouses. Spousal support can be awarded on a temporary basis and, if the marriage was a short one, it is common for support to be granted for half of the time the marriage lasted. This […]READ MORE
Spousal Support Rules: Does My Spouse Have to Work Full Time?
California courts may award spousal support in situations where there is an earning disparity between two members of a couple who get divorced. Either a husband or wife may be required to pay spousal support, depending upon who has the higher income. California Family Code Section 4320 addresses the issue of spousal support. The length […]READ MORE
Can I Get Spousal Support While I Go Back to School?
Spousal support is intended to help a lower-earning spouse to maintain a reasonable standard of living similar to the standard enjoyed during the marriage, even when a divorce occurs. The court may determine the amount of spousal support that is appropriate if the couple is unable to come to their own agreement on alimony after […]READ MORE
What is the Impact of Remarriage on Spousal Support?
Spousal support can provide financial security to a lower-earning spouse to ensure that his or her quality of life does not decline drastically at the end of a marriage. A couple can agree on an appropriate amount of spousal support or the court can order one spouse to pay support to the other. Once an agreement […]READ MORE
Child Support Obligations of Non-Biological Parents
California law is very strict regarding a parent’s obligation to a child. Every parent is responsible to support all of his or her children. Even a parent who does not see his kids and who is not involved with them must pay support. Parents cannot waive a support obligation in a prenuptial agreement and the […]READ MORE
Differences Between Child Support and Spousal Support
An Orange County spousal support attorney can provide you with important information on alimony and on the types of support you may be entitled to as a result of a marriage. An attorney helps with many important matters related to spousal support, from modifying support to asking for the court to order support to negotiating […]READ MORE
Impact of A Job Loss on Spousal Support
When you divorce, the court may enter a spousal support order, or there may be an agreed-upon spousal support arrangement. This is a legally-binding court order requiring one of the spouses to pay financial support to the other, lower-earning spouse. The length of spousal support can vary depending upon many factors evaluated by the court. […]READ MORE
What if My Spouse is Capable of Work But Refuses to Do So?
Is your former spouse refusing to work? California Family Code Section 4320 mandates that, when awarding alimony, the court must consider whether your spouse can become self supporting within a “reasonable period of time.” You may be required to provide your spouse with alimony for a period of time after a marriage ends, but usually your ex […]READ MORE