Avoiding Conflict During Holiday Visitations

The best way to avoid any conflict regarding holidays is to communicate with the other parent. Start the scheduling communication process weeks in advance.  If you so this, each of you will know exactly (1) when holidays will take place, and (2) how transportation to...

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How is timeshare used when determining child support?

How is timeshare used when determining child support?

How is Child Support Calculated? Child support is calculated based on timeshare and the income, or earning capacities, of the parties. Many people wonder what timeshare means.  Timeshare is the amount of time the child is physically residing with each parent. If the...

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Can I get child support if my Ex quits their job?

Can I get child support if my Ex quits their job?

As a family law attorney, I get asked a lot of questions such as;    What do I do if my spouse just quits their job?    How am I going to receive child support?    Am I going to have to pay them child support?    Those questions are legitimate...

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Can my Ex’s new spouse pay me Child Support?

Can my Ex’s new spouse pay me Child Support?

Many clients have asked me if their child support will increase if their former spouse remarries. Most of the time the answer to that question is no. The new spouse is not responsible for supporting the children, which means if you are paying support, and your spouse...

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Who pays for Summer Camps for our children?

Who pays for Summer Camps for our children?

Child support goes towards the day to day living expenses for the children. This includes the basic necessities, such as food, shelter and activities.   Since summer camps are not a necessity, you cannot force your former spouse to pay for the summer camp....

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How is Child Support Calculated?

How is Child Support Calculated?

In California, there are several factors used to calculate child support. The first factor is the timeshare of the children, meaning where does the child reside. The second factor is the income, earning capacity or other imputed income of the parties.    Our...

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What do I need to know about Child Support?

What do I need to know about Child Support?

Here are the top 7 things you should know about child support. It is important to be knowledgeable on the factors that determine child support regardless of whether you are seeking support or paying support.   #1 - Child support is money paid by one parent to the...

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