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Proposed tax change could make divorce more expensive

Family law is one area of the legal field that tends to remain fairly consistent. While other legal realms such as criminal law are subject to change with the enactment of new statutes or the rulings of higher courts, family law rarely sees these significant changes. However, sometimes changes that may seem unrelated to divorce can actually wind up having a major impact on those who are considering marriage dissolution.

What does a judge consider when deciding alimony?

Many Californians find themselves giving up their education and careers in order to raise a family or further the needs of their spouse. While this may help a family develop in accordance with the couple's values, it can severely hinder that individual's earning power. Of course, if the marriage continues and he or she continues to be supported while caring for the family, then the issue never becomes a problem. But when a divorce occurs, this matter, which may have been ongoing for years or even decades, can suddenly redefine that individual's post-divorce life.

Divorce case shows impact of alimony

Marriage dissolution can be made up of many challenging legal issues, the outcomes of which can redefine an individual's life post-divorce. This may include how much time an individual can spend with his or her child, while leaving them afraid for their financial security. This can be especially true for those who have given up the development of their professional lives in order to take care of duties at home. A divorce can leave these people facing a significantly diminished income without much of an ability to maintain their standard of living. It is under these circumstances that an individual may want to consider seeking alimony.

How is spousal support calculated?

As we have discussed previously on this blog, divorce is not only emotionally grueling, but can also be a financially devastating one, too, when not handled properly. This can be especially true for those who have foregone a career in order to raise a family and keep the family households. For these individuals, marriage dissolution can mean the cessation of extensive financial support, which can feel extremely unfair.

What is a "no fault" divorce?

For California residents about to enter into a divorce, there are many questions that can arise in the process. Divorce involves many components -- e.g., property division, child support, child custody, alimony and the like -- and all of these individual components contain their own unique complexities. Divorcing spouses may begin to wonder what they can do to make sense of the various financial, logistical and emotional details of divorce. Thankfully, attorneys are available to assist with these questions.

Records to keep for alimony cases

Divorce can be a challenging time in the lives of California residents. Not only are there the emotional challenges that come with separating from a long- or short-term partner, but there are also many logistical concerns. Planning for a divorce often means planning for such divorce issues as child custody, child support, property division and alimony, or child support. Alimony, in particular, can bring forth many questions and confusions and some may not know whether or not they qualify for spousal support.

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