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Spousal Support Changes 2018

Spousal Support Changes?

The tax reform bill just proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives will drastically change the deductibility of spousal support commencing January 1, 2018, if passed. Currently, alimony is tax-deductible for the paying spouse and taxable to the receiving spouse. This will change for those divorced after the plan is enacted (signed MSA/Decree after 12/31/17). Read more about Spousal Support Changes?[…]

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How Can I Find Out the Other Parent’s Income for Child Support?

When you are asking the court to award you child support, you file and serve your papers and the other parent is required to give you his or her tax returns, pay check stubs, and Income and Expense Declaration. If he or she is a W-2 employee, it’s usually pretty easy to see exactly what Read more about How Can I Find Out the Other Parent’s Income for Child Support?[…]

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How To Calculate Child Support?

California uses a child support “Guideline” formula that primarily takes in to account each parent’s income, how much time each parent spends with the child, and tax implications. For me it’s very complex to calculate it by hand. Fortunately, California offers you a free calculator at: http://www.childsup.ca.gov/resources/calculatechildsupport.aspx You may need legal advice to enter the Read more about How To Calculate Child Support?[…]

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If I’m New to the Idea of Divorcing, What Are Initial Consultations Like at Amicable Divorce Services?

Here at Amicable Divorce Services, our clients are so relieved when we use our flip chart to educate them as to what to expect in the divorce process. Not only do we show you what is involved in the divorce process itself, we also explain different options to go through the divorce process. Finally, we Read more about If I’m New to the Idea of Divorcing, What Are Initial Consultations Like at Amicable Divorce Services?[…]

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What is Limited Scope Representation or Unbundled Services?

When you hire (retain) an attorney you have the option of paying a high retainer for an attorney of record, or you can hire your attorney on a limited scope basis to perform unbundled services for a fraction of the cost. An attorney of record will usually require a retainer fee paid in advance in Read more about What is Limited Scope Representation or Unbundled Services?[…]

What is the Least Expensive Divorce Process?

[masterslider id=”4″] Divorce without going to court is typically the least expensive way to get a divorce. There are different ways that can save you money, such as mediation, limited scope, co-mediation, 2 truly collaborative-minded lawyers, collaborative divorce…. There are different levels of cost-effective divorce. For instance, for those parents whose top priority is to Read more about What is the Least Expensive Divorce Process?[…]

Do You Have To Pay a Retainer Fee for Consulting Lawyers?

When you choose the mediation process for your divorce, it’s best to have a peacemaking, consulting lawyer to explain your rights to you. Many peacemaking, consulting lawyers typically charge you for the the time they spend with you and for reviewing your documents after you’ve completed your mediation. If you spend an hour or two Read more about Do You Have To Pay a Retainer Fee for Consulting Lawyers?[…]