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Category: Family Law

Will the Court Consider Your New Spouse’s Income in Deciding Whether to Modify Spousal Support?

on May 28, 2019Posted in Alimony,Divorce,Family Law,Spousal Support

In California, permanent spousal support ordered at the end of a divorce can be modified by a judge in the future if there is a change in circumstances (absent some exceptions we won’t consider here). Now, what will be considered a change in circumstances is, effectively, specific to each case. Hopefully, there is a clear… read more

The Income and Expense Declaration – Why is this a big deal?

on September 4, 2018Posted in Family Law

Whenever the Court makes any type of order, regardless of the type of case, the Court must rely on admissible evidence. In Family Law cases, especially when dealing with child or spousal support, this evidence is often contained in the Income and Expense Declaration (FL-150.) The Income and Expense Declaration is a mandatory form, which… read more

What is the difference between temporary spousal support and permanent spousal support?

on August 22, 2018Posted in Child Support,Family Law

Throughout a Family Law case, the Court may make several orders over various matters. One of these matters is spousal support, and there can be a significant difference between initial “temporary” spousal support orders, and permanent spousal support orders. This article will generally discuss how the Court should analyze either request. Temporary spousal support is… read more

What High-Asset Couples Need to Know About Divorce in San Diego

on April 24, 2017Posted in Divorce,Divorce Articles,Family Law

According to Reuters, Spice Girl Melanie “Mel B” Brown filed for divorce from her husband, Stephen Belafonte, in March of 2017. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for ending her nearly 10-year marriage to the TV producer. The couple separated in December of 2016. In court papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Brown… read more

What 4 San Diego Therapists Have To Say About Divorce

on March 29, 2017Posted in Divorce,Family Law

Divorce is one of the most difficult life events that a person can go through. There are so many changes, emotions, fears, and losses that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and emotionally drained. Professionals often recommend therapy for people going through a divorce. It enables them to handle the changes and emotions with much more… read more

I Want my Ring Back!

on July 15, 2016Posted in Divorce,Family Law

San Diego family attorneys often hear this after an engagement goes bad. Sometimes it’s also raised as an issue during a divorce case. The treatment of this issue is different depending upon the circumstances. For those who were only engaged, and did not marry, it’s possible to demand a return of the engagement ring. California… read more

My Spouse Cheated. Will the Family Court Judge Care?

on June 27, 2016Posted in Divorce,Family Law

The short answer is that in family court: It depends. Some people are surprised to find out that California is a so-called “no-fault” state. This means that a person filing for divorce does not have to give any reason for wanting to do so beyond saying there are “irreconcilable differences” between the parties. The idea… read more

Celebrity Family Law News – Future, Ciara, and Child Custody

on June 21, 2016Posted in Child Custody,Family Law

Although rapper Future and singer Ciara’s son is only two years old, the famous couple has already made waves in celebrity Family Law news. Ciara recently requested sole custody of the couple’s child, alleging that father Future was a not-so-great parent. Ciara was attempting to modify custody orders the parents had both agreed to. Future… read more

Military Divorce and San Diego Family Attorneys

on June 7, 2016Posted in Family Law,Military Divorce

In San Diego, the United States armed forces are an integral element to the fabric of our community. Along with the rest of our community, service members may need the skills of San Diego family attorneys if they are dealing with divorce, custody and visitation, or domestic violence. However, there are often special considerations that… read more

San Diego Family Law Attorneys and Fundamental Rights

on April 20, 2016Posted in Divorce,Family Law,Firm News

A person’s right to be represented by a San Diego family attorney should be viewed as fundamental. The Supreme Court of the United States just recently released a new opinion highlighting the importance of a criminal defendant’s right to choose counsel. In Luis v. United States (2016) 578 U.S. ___.  The United States Supreme Court… read more