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Blog Posts in May, 2010

I thought my PARTNER had REGISTERED our DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP but she says she didn't. Do I have rights?

Q. I have been living with my girlfriend for four years. Three years ago we agreed to enter into a domestic partnership and filled out and signed the registration papers. She told me she had filed ...
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Announcing the Opening of DESERT FAMILY MEDIATION SERVICES!

To our honored visitors: We are excited to give you advance notice that the first family law mediation center in the Coachella Valley is opening its offices in Palm Springs on June 15, 2010. Our hope ...
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What is FAMILY SUPPORT?

Q. My lawyer mentioned something called "family support" as a way to possibly get more money from my ex-husband for child and spousal support. What exactly is family support and does it ...
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What METHODS are used for VALUING BUSINESSES in divorce?

Q. I own a business that I began shortly after marriage. Now I am getting divorced. Is this community property even though my partner never worked the business, and if it is what methods might be used ...
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What is HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD status for IRS purposes?

Q. What is the effect of claiming "head of household" status in a tax return? A. Head of household does not apply to joint tax returns. If you are divorced, or if you are married filing ...
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Must I file a JOINT TAX RETURN if we are not yet divorced?

Q. My husband and I separated in 2009 but we are not divorced yet. We are on extension because he wanted me to sign a joint tax return with him, but I am nervous about doing it and keep stalling. He ...
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What are the TAX CONSEQUENCES of CHILD SUPPORT and SPOUSAL SUPPORT?

Q. My husband and I have separated, and pretty much agreed to work everything out without going to Court. But I would like some information about how any support we agree upon is taxed. Child support ...
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When are ASSETS VALUED for purposes of DIVISION in a California DISSOLUTION?

Q. My wife and I separated two years ago and we have decided to divorce. We don't agree on the date we should use to value some of our property, like the home where she's been living in with ...
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My husband was HOSPITALIZED after we SEPARATED; am I liable for the bill?

Q. After my husband and I separated, he was hospitalized and incurred $28,000 in medical bills. The creditor is threatening to sue me. Am I liable? In a recent appellate decision out of San Diego ...
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What do I do about SPOUSAL SUPPORT if my ex-spouse is COHABITING with another man?

/Family-Law-Blog/Categories/Cohabitation.aspx Q. My ex-wife is living with another guy. I am paying her spousal support per our settlement agreement. I have remarried, and this really upsets my ...
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Is there any way to request that the Judge RECONSIDER her rulings in my case?

Q. I was in Court and the Judge ordered me to pay an amount in support that I can afford. The Judge averaged my earnings over the past 12 months, and then entered that information into the ...
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What are EPSTEIN REIMBURSEMENTS?

Q. My wife and I are getting our divorce with the assistance of a paralegal. That person has prepared a Marital Settlement Agreement. The paralegal says she cannot give us legal advice. There is a ...
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What does it mean that a judge has ordered a 730 EVALUATION in my custody case?

Q. My ex wife and I are fighting over custody of our three children. The judge decided to appoint a psychologist to interview us all. How does this affect me and my case? What Are 730 Evaluations? In ...
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