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
Types of Alimonies in California
Alimony is spousal support that is court-ordered to be paid from a payor (the spouse obligated to pay) to a payee (the receiving spouse). There are different types of alimony that can be ordered depending on various factors related to the marriage. It is important to determine which type applies in your circumstances to assess […]More
What Happens If I Don’t Pay Alimony in Los Angeles, CA?
Whether we agree with it or not, the legal system allows for an ex-spouse to receive alimony payments. Either the parties agree at the time of the divorce to a set amount to be paid, or the judge will order the amount it feels is appropriate based on the law and the couple’s particular situation. […]More
How Long Does Spousal Support Last in California?
Spousal support in California ends when a court order ends the payments. Support payments also end when one of the individuals dies. Likewise, if the person receiving spousal support gets remarried or registers a new domestic partnership, spousal support should end. The length of spousal support payments depends on numerous factors. Some individuals may be […]More
Cohabitation and Spousal Support
The California Family Code § 4323 allows a “rebuttable presumption” that spousal support can be decreased if the supported party is cohabitating with someone else. What is Cohabitation? Cohabitation refers to living with a non-marital partner with which there is an intimate, personal relationship. California law does not provide a standard definition of cohabitation, but […]More