Blog Posts in May, 2016

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  • Bifurcation of Marital Status
    Bifurcation of Marital Status

    The timeline for an entire divorce , from the parties’ separation to the final dissolution, can take several months, even years. California has a mandatory six months waiting period to enter a divorce ...

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  • When and How to Seek a Child's Input in a Custody Dispute
    When and How to Seek a Child's Input in a Custody Dispute

    A custody dispute can be a difficult time for the entire family. The last thing a parent wants to do is directly involve their children in the legal proceedings. There are times, however, where it is ...

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  • Independent Custody Evaluations
    Independent Custody Evaluations

    Under California Family Code section 3111, in preparation for a child custody hearing, either parent may request or the court may order a custody evaluation. This is a confidential report written by ...

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  • Filing Taxes Pending Final Divorce
    Filing Taxes Pending Final Divorce

    The way in which couples files their taxes can have significant financial impact. Because the entire divorce process can often take months or years, it’s common for divorcing couples to file taxes ...

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  • Can you Appeal?
    Can you Appeal?

    What happens if you go to Court and are unhappy with the outcome of the Superior Court? What are your options? First, you must consider weather you are a person who can appeal. Second, the Court must ...

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  • Tax Deductions for Spousal Support
    Tax Deductions for Spousal Support

    The general rule is that spousal support (or alimony) is taxable to the recipient and deductible by the payor. Child support , on the other hand, is not taxable to anyone (recipient or child) and it ...

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