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September 2015 Archives

Getting a full accounting in a divorce

People have long known that divorce requires the careful division of a married couple's assets and property. Many California couples have spent a great deal of time documenting their finances so that a fair distribution of these assets can take place when the couple ends their marriage. In some cases, couples that have a lot of wealth may find that this division is complex and takes a lot of time to complete.

Father fights for custody after child placed for adoption

California fathers may have heard that a South Carolina man was fighting for custody of his infant daughter after the mother put her up for adoption without his knowledge. According to news reports, the father had been intending to remain in the child's life but the mother's parents did not agree with the relationship.

The controversy surrounding parental alienation therapy

California residents may recall media reports in July 2015 about a Michigan judge sending three children to a juvenile detention facility after finding them in contempt of court for refusing to join their father for lunch. The children concerned were at the center of a contentious child custody battle, and the judge in the case made her decision after becoming convinced that they had been poisoned against their father. Widespread coverage of the case prompted the judge to reconsider her custodial sentence, and she elected to order a controversial new form of therapy instead.

Garner and Affleck choose mediation

Some California residents may be aware of the divorce of actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. The couple, who have had three children together, have announced that they will be moving forward with mediation for the sake of those children. While many celebrities choose mediation because it is more private than litigation, Affleck and Garner have released a statement saying that they are doing so to protect their kids.

Keeping track of alimony in California

Although fewer individuals receive alimony today, it may still be awarded in marriages that last for several years or decades. It may also be ordered in California marriages involving one spouse who earned considerably less than the other spouse. Typically, alimony is considered income for tax purposes to the person who receives it and may be a tax deduction for the person who pays it. Therefore, it is important to keep good records of payments made or received.

Avoiding back-to-school issues with a parenting plan

Divorced parents in California who have children might have concerns about how sending them back to school will affect their circumstances. The best way to avoid any issues is to prepare ahead of time with a parenting plan that anticipates these issues.

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