When Is a Marriage Irretrievably Broken, and What Does That Mean?
Divorce laws vary by state. Each state decides what grounds a person must prove to end a marriage. Many states still have grounds that include “fault” causes of action. “Fault” divorces are based on wrongdoing. For example, a spouse must prove the other spouse is guilty of adultery, abandonment, abuse, habitual drunkenness, or other wrongdoing […]More
Is It Possible To Collect Child Support from a Deceased Parent?
California child support laws require parents to provide financially for their children, even if they do not live with them. The financial support is paid to the custodial parent (the parent whom the child lives with most of the time). The custodial parent depends on the child support payments to pay for the child’s essential […]More
Is Child Support Considered Income in California?
It is wise to consider future tax implications when you negotiate a divorce settlement. The terms of your settlement agreement could impact your future tax returns. However, most individuals who divorce now in California do not need to worry about support being taxed as income. Is Child Support Taxable as Income in California? According to […]More
What Does It Mean for a Divorce To Be Finalized?
Getting a divorce is complicated. Knowing when your marriage is actually over and what that means for you is equally confusing and supremely important. Fortunately, this blog post has you covered on the topic. Continuing reading to learn about when a divorce is finalized in California, and what exactly that entails. The Divorce Process When […]More
What Happens During an Emergency Child Custody Hearing?
An emergency child custody hearing is a legal proceeding initiated when a child’s safety or well-being is believed to be at risk. This type of hearing can be necessary for a variety of situations, such as when one parent has been abusive or neglectful, has become incapacitated, or has been otherwise unable to care for […]More