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September 2014 Archives

Rapper and model divorcing

California readers may remember Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa and his model wife Amber Rose when they attended the MTV awards as a happily married couple. On Sept. 24, Rose filed for divorce and cited irreconcilable differences in her petition as the reason for the split.

Factors for deciding spousal support in California

California is a community property state, meaning that the division of marital assets in a divorce should be an even split. However, the final divorce decree may achieve this end in a variety of ways depending upon factors such as the type of assets owned, whether there are children to consider and whether spousal support is needed. Spousal support is not a given in divorce even if one party makes more money than the other. Courts consider many factors in determining if support payments should be included and, if so, how much.

Uncontested divorce in California

While divorce can be a difficult process, it does not always have to be complex and highly litigated. In fact, a divorce in which both spouses work together to reach an agreement outside of the litigation process is generally simpler and less expensive. Such a divorce is often referred to as an uncontested divorce. This type of divorce can also happen by circumstance if one spouse fails to respond to the divorce summons or cannot be located.

Calculation of child support in California

When parents of minor children decide to end their marriage, it is sometimes the case that the non-custodial parent will be ordered to pay a certain amount of child support. In California, the amount that the parent may be ordered to pay is determined by calculations that take into account a wide range of factors.

How alimony is determined

When going through a divorce in California, a couple can come to an agreement about alimony or a court can make a ruling. Spousal support may go to the spouse that makes less income or who is the primary parent, and in general it is used to lessen the negative economic effects resulting from a divorce. This allows the recipient to continue to retain his or her standard of living after a divorce.

How an attorney may help parents mediate during a custody dispute

When parents in California file for divorce, there is no presumption that one parent is automatically entitled to sole child custody. Instead, the court will consider the best interests of a child in awarding custody. Parents may have a difficult time going through a divorce without professional assistance. Although California family law courts require parents to seek mediation services, they may benefit from having a lawyer guide them through the process.

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