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How Long Does It Take To Get Spousal Support In California?

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In a California divorce, how long does it take to begin receiving spousal support (commonly known as alimony)? Like everything else in the law, the answer is “it’s complicated” and “it depends.” Every couple and every divorce is unique, of course, so anyone seeking or anticipating a divorce in southern…

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How Long Does it Take to Get Spousal Support in California?

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If you are planning to request spousal support or you have been told that you are eligible, the next question often is how long you must wait to receive your support. The answer depends on whether you were granted temporary support, or if a spousal support judgment has been entered….

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How the Ashley Madison Hack May Affect Divorce Numbers

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The recent Ashley Madison hack that has been discussed widely on the country’s news networks has created a whirlwind of speculation – the biggest being that there is likely to be an increase in the number of divorces for 2015 and next year. However, the real question is what happens…

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What is Parental Alienation Syndrome and Awareness?​

Child Custody | Parenting Plan | Spousal support

For parents going through divorce, there are plenty of issues that can arise, including division of assets, terms of alimony payments, and parental alienation syndrome. The fact of the matter is, nearly half of all U.S. marriages end in divorce. Of these divorce cases, 10% of them involve child custody…

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Temporary vs. Permanent Spousal Support

Child Support | Sarieh Law Offices | Spousal support

Temporary Spousal Support (need-ability computation) In Orange County, Family Law Action and during the pendency of a divorce or legal separation action, the court may order either party to pay temporary spousal support (also known as pendent lite spousal support) until the judgment is final. Unlike permanent spousal support, temporary…

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What are the Tax Implications for Receiving Child or Spousal Support?

Child Support | Spousal support

I will make it very simple. Child support is not deductable and not taxable meaning it is not deductable to the spouse or the parent who is paying it and it’s not taxable to the parent or the spouse receiving it. Spousal support on the other hand is deductable to…

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What is the difference between a Temporary Spousal Support Order and a Permanent Spousal Support Order?

Family Law | Spousal support

Let’s talk about temporary spousal support. Those orders are made by the court after someone requests the award of the support and before the final judgment. It is driven by income and need only. So someone has the need and someone has the ability. The party who has the ability…