California Court Discusses Factors Weighed in Determining Spousal Support
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by Roy M. Doppelt
11M ago
Many married couples share finances, despite the fact that they have disparate incomes in 2023. If a couple with unbalanced incomes decides to divorce, however, it may leave one spouse without sufficient means to support themselves. Given the high costs of housing in San Diego County, may couples are having difficulty affording to live in San Diego even with two incomes.  When the spouses separate, this means two housing expenses and other expenses not incurred when cohabitating.  In such instances, the Courts may find it appropriate to grant spousal support. In a recent California c ..read more
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Grounds for Granting Temporary Spousal Support in California
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by Roy M. Doppelt
1y ago
It is not uncommon in divorce actions for one party to possess greater means than the other. While any marital property is subject to division upon divorce, while the divorce is pending, the lesser-monied spouse may suffer economic hardships. Thus, it is within the Court’s discretion to grant temporary spousal support in cases in which it believes such support is warranted. Recently, a California Court examined when temporary spousal support is appropriate in a matter in which it rejected the husband’s assertion that it was not necessary due to the parties’ lengthy separation during the penden ..read more
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California Court Analyzes Temporary Spousal Support in Divorce Actions
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by Roy M. Doppelt
1y ago
It is not uncommon for one spouse to work outside of the home while the other raises the couple’s children and takes care of household concerns. If a one-income couple decides to end their marriage, the spouse, without an income, may suffer financial hardships while the divorce is pending. In such instances, the Courts will often enter orders granting temporary spousal support. As explained in a recent California ruling issued in a divorce case, there are no clear statutory standards governing temporary support calculations, and such calculations will not be disturbed absent an abuse of discr ..read more
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Court Explains Void Marriage Under California Law
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by Roy M. Doppelt
1y ago
California law permits people to seek spousal support in divorce actions. Regardless of whether spousal support is sought in the context of a divorce action or legal separation action such support will only be granted if the Court finds there is a valid marriage between the requesting party and their purported spouse. This was demonstrated recently in a California case in which the Court denied a woman’s request for spousal support on the grounds that her marriage was void. If you have questions with regard to your right to spousal support, you should contact a San Diego spousal support lawyer ..read more
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Court Explains Grounds for Modifying Support Orders in California
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by Roy M. Doppelt
1y ago
The California Courts have the authority to impose permanent spousal and child support obligations. Merely because a support obligation is permanent does not mean it cannot be modified, however. Recently, a California Court issued a ruling in which it discussed the grounds for granting a request for a spousal support modification in a case in which it ultimately reversed the Trial Court ruling. If you need assistance with a spousal or child support issue, it is advisable to contact a San Diego family law attorney to discuss your options. Facts of the Case It is reported that the husband and wi ..read more
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California Court Explains the Impact of a Subsequent Marriage on Spousal Support
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by Roy M. Doppelt
1y ago
When people decide to legally end their marriage, it is not uncommon for the Courts to order one party to pay the other spousal support. Generally, when the California Courts impose a spousal support obligation on a party in a divorce action, the obligation will cease if the party receiving support remarries. There are exceptions to the general rule, though, as demonstrated in a recent California ruling issued in a divorce matter. If you are subject to a spousal support order and have questions regarding modification, it is in your best interest to meet with a San Diego spousal support attorne ..read more
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California Court Discusses Spousal Support Obligations
Doppelt & Forney Blog » Spousal Support
by Roy M. Doppelt
1y ago
In many marriages, one spouse will be the main income earner while the other bears the primary responsibility of running the household and raising the children. When couples with disparate incomes divorce, the higher-earning spouse may be ordered to pay spousal support. Some parties do not accept support obligations willingly, however, and will go to great means to attempt to evade or reduce them. As shown in a recent California case, though, support obligations will only be modified if it is warranted by the relevant statutory law. If you intend to seek a divorce and have questions regarding ..read more
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California Court Discusses the Calculation of Pendente Lite Spousal Support
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by Roy M. Doppelt
1y ago
In many marriages, one spouse’s salary far exceeds the other’s. If a couple with disparate income divorces, it is not uncommon for the lesser earning spouse to seek some form of spousal support while the divorce is pending. If a court finds the circumstances warrant a temporary support award, it will typically examine the obligor spouse’s most recent income to arrive at the amount of support owed. That is not always an appropriate means of calculating alimony, however, as demonstrated in an opinion recently issued by a California court in a divorce action. If you intend to seek a divorce, it i ..read more
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Tips for Negotiating Spousal Support Settlements in a Divorce in San Diego 2020 – Hear It from the Experts
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by Roy M. Doppelt
1y ago
After the Child Custody, spousal support (alimony) is the most argumentative and challenging-to-navigate procedure in every divorce. In the middle of a divorce process, you may be thinking about the issue of alimony payments. Spousal Support or alimony is to assist a party to acquire skills or necessary training to obtain a job to become self-sufficient and you maintain the Status Quo.  (See In re Marriage of Schulze (1997) 60 Cal.App.4th 519 at p. 525; In re Marriage of Schulze (1997) 60 Cal.App.4th 519 at p. 522; and  In re Marriage of Burlini (1983) 234 Cal.App.3d 65 at p. 69.). I ..read more
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDER ATTORNEY- San Diego 2020
Doppelt & Forney Blog » Spousal Support
by Roy M. Doppelt
1y ago
Domestic violence is the emotional, physical, or verbal abuse by one person against another where the parties are (See Cal. Family Code 6211): Spouses or former spouses, A person who regularly resides or formally reside in the household ..read more
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