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Do online child support calculators yield accurate results?

If you are presently engaged or are planning to engage in child support negotiations, you are likely wondering how much you are going to pay or receive every month. Whatever the final figure is, it will no doubt have a major impact on your personal finances. Ultimately, it will be up to the judge presiding over your case to decide the amount, but in the meantime, it is possible to get an estimate by using an online child support calculator.

More grandparents raising grandchildren as their own

If you have a grandchild, you no doubt want only the best for him or her. And you may even have very strong opinions about the manner in which that child is raised and educated. But typically, even if you feel the child's parents are not doing quite the job you think they should, it is likely best to refrain from criticism. However, there are times where you as a grandparent may be one of the only people who can save the child if his or her parents are not capable of acting responsibly.

What will happen to The Jolie-Pitt Foundation?

Divorces are a complex matter and, with prenuptial agreements, dividing the money is relatively easy. It's valuing businesses, property and other assets that makes it an arduous task.

The recent divorce announcement of Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt isn't just a story for the gossip section. The high profile couple has earned an estimated $555 million dollars during their relationship. Complicating the matter, they began dating in 2005 but were just wed in 2014. Any application of community property will apply only wealth from the past two years.

Your prenuptial agreement should be as unique as your marriage

So, you and your significant other have decided it's time to exchange vows and dedicate your lives to growing together as a married couple. Getting married is an expression of love and devotion and it is a step made by many California couples.

Custody battle shows Material Girl has a very human heart

One of the strongest instincts people can possess is the desire to remain connected to their children. But sadly, sometimes circumstances conspire to separate a parent from his or her child. And as you may know, if you are obstructed from being with your child there is simply nothing, including vast amounts of wealth, that can fill the emotional void.

Property valuation issues in high-end California divorces

Here at The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC, we advise our divorce clients in a wide range of legal issues related to dividing their property between themselves and their spouses. When the assets in question are of high value or unique character, it is critical to assign values that are accurate and reasonable for purposes of proper property division.

Broadly, California is a community property state, so property and income acquired during the marriage (or domestic partnership) up to the date of separation by either spouse or jointly becomes community property to be divided equally at divorce. Property brought into the marriage that was owned singly before or that was gifted to or inherited by either spouse individually is that spouse's separate property, kept by him or her in divorce.

What documentation should I obtain for my adopted child?

When you adopt a child, you are offering to share your home with someone who can really use the love and security that a family can provide. And if you are on the verge of finalizing the adoption, there are a number of steps you can take that will help expedite the transition. One primary concern is getting some of the important paperwork in order.

Child support and child custody are interrelated

In matters of divorce, there are two primary issues that pertain to children; child support and child custody. In order to have the best chance at growing up healthy and happy, children require both money to pay for their many necessities as well as strong bonds with each of their parents. And while on the surface, it may seem that child support and child custody are two separate issues, many aspects of a child's well-being are actually contingent upon parents providing both.

A successful child custody evaluation requires preparation

While it is always preferable for divorcing parents to reach a child custody agreement between themselves or with the aid of a mediator, sometimes the situation escalates to another level. And if you are participating in a contested custody case, you may be required to take part in a child custody evaluation as part of the resolution process.

Frances Bean Cobain involved in complex divorce proceedings

The daughter of rock music legend Kurt Cobain is currently going through a divorce that may prove difficult to resolve. In 2014, Frances Bean Cobain married musician Isaiah Silva. The divorce papers, citing irreconcilable differences, were filed in court earlier this year. Now Mr. Silva is reportedly asking for $25,000 in monthly spousal support payments. Court documents indicate that Mr. Silva wants the money to put toward expenses for clothes, private schooling for a child from a prior relationship, and rent.