According to California law, every child has the right to receive financial support from both legal parents. If the parents do not live together and the children divide their time between their parents, then the goal is for the children to have the same standard of living in both households. The amount of California child support is based on each parent’s income, how many days per year the children spend with each parent, and certain necessary expenses. You do not need a lawyer to get a court order for child support. A more affordable option is to have a registered legal document assistant prepare your child support forms.
Alimony, also known as spousal support, is money paid from one former spouse to another after a divorce. It is calculated completely separately from child support because it is based on a former spouse’s needs, not on the children’s needs. All divorces where the couple has minor children together include a child support order, but not all divorces involve alimony.
If one of your family members dies without a will, what happens to their estate? Can you control who receives which assets? What if the person is unmarrried or has dependent children? Read on to learn the answers to these questions and more.
Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, at least one spouse will be required to complete financial disclosures. In this article, we describe the financial disclosure process and provide a reference list of everything each spouse must disclose. Read on to learn more.
If you need to make changes to your living trust, you can either amend the original document or create a new document with a California trust restatement. Read on to learn more about when a restatement is advised, and the benefits of restating a living trust. Then, be sure to contact A People's Choice to learn how we can help.