The principle behind laws regarding child support in California is very simple. The parents of children born in the course of a marriage (or conceived out of wedlock) are legally responsible for the financial support of their offspring, regardless of whether or not those parents are living with their child(ren). Typically, an order for childContinue reading “How Does a Child Support Order Get Enforced?”
Category Archives: Spousal Support
Is It Time to Modify Spousal or Partner Support?
With the holiday season upon us, people often find themselves in a financial crunch, (buying gifts, hosting visiting family members, etc…). The burden of these additional holiday expenses can be especially challenging if you’re either paying spousal,/partner support or even receiving such payments yourself. That’s why it’s not unusual at this time of year forContinue reading “Is It Time to Modify Spousal or Partner Support?”
What does “Spousal Support” Mean?
Spousal support, (formerly known as “alimony”), refers to the obligation of one party in a marriage or domestic partnership to provide support to their former spouse or partner. California Family Code Section 4320 lays out numerous factors by which a court is mandated to award spousal support. These factors include: Duration of marriage Available resourcesContinue reading “What does “Spousal Support” Mean?”