If there have been considerable changes in circumstances since the date of your spousal support order, you may be eligible for modification. For example, imprisonment or loss of employment are both legitimate reasons to request a California spousal support modification order. If you've experienced a change in circumstance and need to modify your spousal support, here are the steps you should take to do so.
What is a legal document assistant and how does it compare to a paralegal? Believe it or not, hiring a legal document assistant can help you save thousands of dollars you would otherwise waste on an attorney! To help you determine which process is better for you, we've outlined from A to Z everything a legal document assistant can do.
For those in the process of or considering getting divorced, one of the major questions you'll face is what assets you'll be entitled to. Between shared property, pension plans, and even debt, your portion may or may not be what you had in mind.
In a divorce or legal separation proceeding, a judge may order one spouse to pay the other alimony or spousal support as part of the separation judgment. With this in mind, what are the factors that determine spousal support? First and foremost, spousal support is based on the extent of each spouse’s earning capacity and how much is required to maintain the standard of living the pair enjoyed as a couple.
What can you do when you have an order for child support but the other parent refuses to pay? An earnings withholding order to collect support requires an employer to deduct a specified amount from the employee parent's paycheck automatically. Courts often issue withholding orders when a person refuses to pay a child or spousal support order voluntarily.
Spousal support is based on one spouse’s obligation to provide financial help to their low wage earning spouse. Spousal support can be paid both during and after divorce to help maintain the marital standard of living of the supported spouse for a specified period. People commonly believe spousal support is paid for the lifetime of [...]
When a person files for divorce, spousal support (alimony) can be awarded by the to one party based on economic need or a marital settlement agreement. In essence, the purpose of spousal support is to make sure the lower-wage earning spouse or the non-wage earning spouse is fairly compensated upon the dissolution of marriage. Spousal [...]
The award of spousal support or alimony from one party to another is the court's way of balancing the incomes of the parties consistent with their lifestyle during the marriage. There are many reasons why it might be necessary to change a spousal support order. Sometimes the person paying the support has had a substantial reduction [...]