Seeking a California Spousal Support Modification Order

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.

By |2020-05-25T12:49:48-07:00May 25th, 2020|Family Law|0 Comments

Paralegal vs Legal Document Assistant – Which One Do I Need?

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.

By |2020-04-03T16:42:10-07:00April 4th, 2020|Legal Document Assistants, Miscellaneous|1 Comment

Factors that Determine Spousal Support in California

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.

By |2019-05-12T08:58:59-07:00October 7th, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments

Get an Earnings Withholding Order to Collect Support

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.

By |2019-05-12T09:17:15-07:00September 2nd, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments

The Effects of Cohabitation and Spousal Support

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 [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:13-08:00June 11th, 2017|Family Law|Comments Off on The Effects of Cohabitation and Spousal Support

Creative Solutions To Spousal Support in Divorce

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 [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:49-08:00June 17th, 2016|Family Law|Comments Off on Creative Solutions To Spousal Support in Divorce