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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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  • 10 Feb. 2014

    Protect Yourself By Documenting Voluntary Support Payments

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    If you're making voluntary support payments to your spouse, you need to make sure you're receiving credit for those payments and reaping the tax benefits. Spousal support payments are tax-deductible for the payor, and includable as income for the payee-spouse. However, in order to claim deductibility, those support payments need to be recorded in writing by court order or voluntary ...
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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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  • 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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  • 19 Aug. 2013

    What is the Duration of Temporary Spousal Support?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    In another post, I mentioned some of the problematic aspects of the labels “temporary” and “permanent” with regard to spousal support rulings. Temporary Spousal Support is support that a spouse may be able to obtain from another higher earning spouse, between the time a petition for dissolution of marriage is filed (a request for divorce) and the time a final judgment is ...
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  • 12 Aug. 2013

    What Is The B-Key Analysis?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    One thing that the court is not allowed to do is use Guideline Temporary Spousal Support calculations (formulas set forth by statute) to determine Permanent Spousal Support [ Marriage of Zywiciel (2008) 83 Cal.App.4th 1078, 1082]. Computer software programs like Dissomaster or Xspouse are designed to make these Temporary Support calculations for you. Nevertheless, such Guideline calculations are ...
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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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  • 17 Jun. 2013

    How is Temporary Spousal Support Calculated?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    Here’s a question that pops up quite a bit. How is Temporary Spousal Support calculated? In most courts, including those in Southern California (i.e., San Diego County, Riverside, San Bernardino County, Orange County, Los Angeles County, et cetera) the calculation for Temporary Spousal Support starts with a statutory guideline formula, which then can be adjusted up or down, based on whatever ...
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  • 13 May. 2013

    What is the Difference between "Temporary" and "Permanent" Spousal Support?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    There’s quite a bit of confusion over what is considered “temporary” and “permanent” when we’re talking about spousal support. After you read this post, you’ll see why people are confused. I’ll see if I can straighten things out a bit. Temporary Spousal Support is support that a spouse may be able to obtain from another higher earning spouse, between ...
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  • 9 Apr. 2012

    Should Alimony Laws Be Changed

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    This recent article I read on US Today, Jan 18, 2012 "Should alimony laws be changed?” is interesting because it shows how some of our time-honored laws have become outdated. For instance, alimony laws were put into effect at a time when it was believed that women (more than men) needed more protection. Law-making is like that. There are many laws currently on the books that were ...
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