- Premarital Agreements: Do You Need One?
- THE COSTS OF PAYING SPOUSAL SUPPORT ARE GOING UP; the effect of the new trump tax plan on divorcing parties in california
- How to Succeed in Family Court Custody Mediation & Recommending Counseling
- Sole Possession of the Family Residence – How? When? Why?
- Mediation – The Magical Elixir?
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Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, did not have one, should you? Have you recently become engaged? If so, are you thinking about drawing up a premarital agreement (also known as a “prenuptial agreement,” or simply a “prenup”)? Or, perhaps your fiancé … Continue reading
THE COSTS OF PAYING SPOUSAL SUPPORT ARE GOING UP; the effect of the new trump tax plan on divorcing parties in california
Trump’s new tax plan eliminates the deduction currently available for payors of spousal support. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, for all family law orders made after Dec. 31, 2018 (the end of THIS year), spousal support (aka alimony) … Continue reading
Separated parents often disagree over how to divide the time between each of them, with all the activities in their life and with their children. Sometimes setting up a clear and agreeable parenting-time schedule (or “visitation” schedule) is more difficult … Continue reading
Are you separating from your spouse and want sole possession of the family residence? Not everyone has enough savings to move out immediately, especially families with young children (or none!) that are competing for housing in the Bay Area. Many … Continue reading
Is anyone really truly surprised upon hearing that their good friend’s previously admirable, angelic family life has suddenly been torn apart in a court sanctioned divorce battle, not unlike those scenes of vultures ripping at carcasses in the wild? Despite … Continue reading
How is Bernie Madoff Sending Shockwaves Through Family Law (and what does he have in common with pregnant cows)?
A lot of talk is spreading about the effect that Bernie Madoff may have on divorce settlement agreements across the country.¹ And no, that effect does not arise from his nickname “winky dink,” but instead more seriously through the infamous … Continue reading
Here’s a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Families’ expenditures on their children in 2009 that provides something worth thinking about for almost anyone. If you have kids and wonder where your money is going, this offers something … Continue reading