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What is Considered Income for Spousal Support?

If you’re like many people going through a divorce in California, you need to know what is considered income for spousal support. That’s true whether you’re likely to have to pay spousal support (commonly called alimony) or whether you’re likely to receive it. Usually, the court awards alimony to the lower-earning spouse. It’s a way to level the playing field …

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If I Get Remarried, Do I Still Have to Pay Alimony?

“If I get remarried, do I still have to pay alimony?” This is a pretty common question – and it’s one there’s a definite answer to. Yes, you still have to pay alimony to your former spouse if you get remarried. Here’s a closer look at what alimony is, why you pay it, and when you can stop paying it. …

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Divorce Advice for Stay-at-Home Moms

If you’re a stay-at-home mom who’s facing divorce, you probably have a lot of questions. While most of them can be solved during a consultation with a Stockton divorce attorney, here’s a quick peek at a little divorce advice for stay-at-home moms. Divorce Advice for Stay-at-Home Moms Being a stay-at-home mom is wonderful – but it can be incredibly scary …

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Is Adultery Illegal in California?

Is adultery illegal in California? Many people whose spouses have cheated ask us that question – and the short answer is no. Adultery isn’t illegal in California, but it can affect some aspects of your divorce. Here’s what you need to know. Related: Should you divorce a cheating spouse? Is Adultery Illegal in California When it Comes to Divorce? Divorce …

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LGBTQ Divorce: 5 Things You Need to Know

If you’re like many people, there’s a lot you don’t know about LGBTQ divorce. Is it the same as every other divorce, or are there nuances that make it different (or that would make your case harder)? These are five things you need to know about LGBTQ divorce – but if you have more questions, or if you need to …

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Prenups in California: What You Need to Know

If you’re getting a divorce in Stockton and you’ve signed a prenuptial agreement – commonly just called a prenup – here’s what you need to know. What is a Prenup in California? A prenup is a legal document that can help one party’s assets in a divorce. The Uniform Prenuptial Agreement Act covers prenups under California law. The law says …

Spousal Support Payments Are No-Longer Tax Deductible if You Divorce After January 1, 2019

Spousal Support Payments Are No-Longer Tax Deductible if You Divorce After January 1, 2019 Divorce can be complicated, particularly where there are children involved. However, even cases involving significant amounts of spousal support are highly contentious. Prior to the 2019 change, The IRS provided a useful negotiation tool, making spousal support tax deductible to the paying spouse; this will all …

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What is Temporary Alimony in California?

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard of temporary alimony (commonly called spousal support in California) – but here’s the low-down on what it is, how long it lasts and whether you’ll be entitled to receive it. What is Temporary Alimony in California? The state of California allows you to ask the court for a temporary alimony order after you …

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Alimony in California After a Long-Term Marriage

Alimony in California after a long-term marriage is often a bit different from alimony after a shorter-term marriage. There’s actually a popular myth that says if you’ve been married for 10 years or more, you’re entitled to receive alimony (or that you’ll have to pay) for the rest of your life… but that’s exactly what it is: a myth. Alimony …