Divorce attorneys will sometimes need the services of a forensic accountant. In this article, we will look at frequently asked questions about the use of accountants in divorce cases and provide you with informative answers. Please don’t hesitate to contact our law firm for an initial consultation. Whether you are already going through a divorce or considering one, our O.C. divorce attorneys can get your case on the right track to a successful conclusion. [Read more…]
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First, let’s get a few myths or urban legends out of the way regarding the right Orange County divorce attorney for your family law case. Raise your hand if you think not all divorce attorneys are created equal. Good…now, keep your hand up if you also believe that you play a key role in the success of your family law case. Is your hand still up? Good. Then, some of what we are about to write should already be known to you. If your hand went down, then you have to read the following words very carefully. [Read more…]
Orange County divorce mediation is best thought of as an alternative…an alternative to what, you may ask? To the fight. Divorce mediation bridges the gap. It skips the adversarial process and places both spouses into a “room”, not necessarily physically but symbolically, in an attempt to settle. Let’s look at when mediation is most effective and when it is not. [Read more…]
California spousal support guideline and rules can be difficult to understand. In this article we are going to discuss the calculation of temporary spousal support (also called alimony) in the middle of a divorce case.
California spousal support guideline require the use of a computer formula. It is the same computer software program that is used to determine child support. In Orange County Family Court, this software is called either the dissomaster or x-spouse. The spousal support guideline requires the divorce attorney to input the income of the spouses and various other factors. The program then gives you a spousal support number.
In Orange County, the amount of child support must first be calculated because the program takes that child support amount into consideration when determining the spousal support number. You can probably figure out this is a common sense approach because, without taking child-support into consideration, the California spousal support guideline amount could exceed the net disposable income of the spouse paying the child support.
There are exceptions that exist to using the computer program and good Orange County divorce attorneys are mindful that not every case is appropriate for a California spousal support guideline calculation. Let’s look at a few of these (this list is only the most common, not all of the exceptions): [Read more…]