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  • 13 Nov. 2015

    Part One: My Ex Is Not Paying Support On Time - What Can I Do To Fix This?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    If your spouse, or soon-to-be-ex spouse, is not making court-ordered child support or spousal support payments on time, your most straight forward option is wage garnishment. First, you need to carefully evaluate the court order that established the payments. Does it provide a payment deadline? Typical language usually provides for one-half the total support award to be paid on the first of the ...
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  • 5 Dec. 2013

    What Legal Standard Will The Court Apply In An Action To Modify Support?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    To prevent filings based on inconsequential increases and decreases in income, the law requires showing a substantial change before a support order can be modified. Unfortunately, there is not a "bright line" rule to determine what actually constitutes a substantial change income. However, an attorney can help you evaluate whether dips or increases in income can justify a filing. This is ...
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  • 7 Oct. 2013

    Can I get Support if We Did Not Have Kids?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    In family law, child support is one of the first topics that client will inquire about. Obviously, for a party to receive child support, there must be at least one minor child of the marriage or relationship. However, separate and apart from child support, where two people are getting a divorce, one of the parties may be entitled to spousal support, regardless of whether the parties had any ...
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  • 2 Sep. 2013

    Child Support versus Time Share

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    As I covered in a previous post, when calculating child support, consideration is given to each parent 's gross income, the number of children for whom support is being determined, and each parents' relative periods of physical custody with each child, also known as “ time share.” Unfortunately, because time share is a major factor in determining child support, the calculation ...
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  • 26 Aug. 2013

    How is Child Support Calculated?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    Contrary to some popular myths, there is a big difference between spousal support and child support. In the first place, the calculation for child support starts (and often ends with) simply applying certain state uniform guideline calculation formulas. This level of child support is presumed to be correct. However, thereafter, one may argue that specific factors and expenses should be considered ...
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  • 15 Jul. 2013

    Imputation of Income

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    In many family law cases involving support issues, the amount of income used in calculating Spousal Support and Child Support is often disputed. This is because either spouse may not be making diligent efforts to find work or obtain a level of employment commensurate with their skills and ability to find better work. In such cases, one might argue that the other party should be imputed (assigned) ...
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  • 6 Aug. 2012

    Post-Dissolution Estate Planning: Getting Your Affairs in Order

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    Estate planning is probably the last thing in the world you want to think about post-divorce. You've just digested the finances of your case, filled out financial disclosures that detail your every last possession, and now matters are finally resolved. But, we're not done. While information is fresh in your mind - especially as you begin to rebuild your life - this is the time to update ...
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  • 4 May. 2012

    Who Gets the Children?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    Refrigerator Art. You know what I'm talking about: the scrawls, doodles and scribblings of your children boldly displayed on your family's refrigerator door. We parents look at this art form with such pride and love; each scrap symbolizing every nurturing moment. Our children see this ad hoc gallery as a symbol of our acceptance; our unconditional love. Unfortunately, from time to time, ...
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  • 5 Apr. 2012

    Understanding Guardianship

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    In very extreme situations where both parents are no longer able to care for a dependent, family members or even a friend of the family may step up and request 'guardianship'. A guardianship action can be initiated when a friend or family member other than a biological parent seeks either temporary or permanent decision making prior in respect to a child, and typically apply until the ...
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