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Staying mindful of tax rules for alimony can eliminate trouble


Any California resident who has been through a divorce knows that taxes can figure prominently during negotiations to end the marriage and apply to alimony as much as child-support payments and property division. Generally, alimony is money paid by one spouse to the other once the divorce is finalized. It is calculated based on a preset statutory formula that considers many factors before setting a monthly alimony payment that is supposed to be manageable for the payer.

Determining and calculating alimony in California


Most of the time, a California divorce focuses on these three family law issues: property division, child custody and child support. Besides these, divorcing couples should also address the issue of spousal support or alimony.

The complexities of alimony in a California divorce


Alimony is one of many issues that can complicate a divorce settlement. Many Californians may know something about alimony themselves or from the publicity surrounding high-profile divorce cases. What many people do not realize, though, is that alimony is more than a request for monthly financial support from a higher wage-earning spouse. It also emphasizes the lack of financial control one spouse had during a marriage.

Annual gifts from wealthy parents complicate son's divorce case


Parents often want the best for their children, no matter how old they are. In some families, adult children with kids of their own have parents with the means to help their sons or daughters financially. Readers in Orange County, California, may think that children of these parents are considerably lucky and blessed, however gifts and money provided to a child by a wealthy parent may result in complexities during divorce.

Should California spouses celebrate their divorce?


Many Orange County, California, residents celebrate or throw a party when something good happens in their life, ranging from a long-awaited promotion to a baby shower to a wedding. Is a divorce something to celebrate? The answer might be yes after a recent report stated that divorce parties are becoming a trend. For most people in Orange County, the end of a marriage can be the most difficult time in their lives.

Tips to help spouses make it through the divorce process


Divorce continues to affect more than half of married couples across the United States. Orange County, California residents have their fair share of the legal process that unbinds the marital ties between spouses. Though this may sound easy, people who have experienced divorce relate that the process may take more time than initially expected. Divorce issues, such as child custody and support, property division and alimony are likely to arise and potentially complicate the divorce process.

Dating during divorce can affect child custody issues


When Orange County, California, residents talk about legal issues involving family, they often refer to divorce, which is the most common family law issue. Many people consider divorce a complex process involving different issues, such as property division, alimony or spousal support and if children are involved, child support and child custody issues are likely to arise.

Experts say a better economy means more divorces


According to economic experts, the divorce rate and the strength of the economy are directly related. A recent article noted that as the economy is gaining steam, the number of divorces in the United States has increased for the third year, posting a 2.14 million gross increase in 2012.

Using a QDRO to collect back alimony in California


Divorce really does not end once the court terminates a marriage. Financial legal responsibilities, which stem from dissolution of a marriage, continue after the divorce decree. Disregarding those responsibilities can constitute contempt of court. Nevertheless, Orange County, California, divorced spouses sometimes continue to fight because of ongoing or unresolved family law concerns, such as collecting the spousal support or child support they need and rightfully deserve.

Divorce cases spike in January


The New Year can usher in life changes, and for some couples in Orange County, California, that could mean the end of their marriage. It is interesting to note that although January is not really considered the time that most couples file for dissolving their marital ties, it is now considered the "Divorce Month".