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How Should BONUS INCOME Be Treated for Child and Spousal Support Purposes In California?

"Bonus" Income and Ostler & Smith Awards: Best Practices For How to Ensure Fair Child and Spousal Support Awards It is not uncommon for parties to divorce or custody proceedings to be ...
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What Should a PRODUCTION DEMAND Request for SUPPORT Purposes? (Part 1)

Q. I am representing myself in my divorce. My husband is self-employed. I know he earns more than he claims. We have two children, and I haven't worked in seven years. I feel so stupid now, but I ...
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How Are BUSINESSES Owned Before Marriage DIVIDED In Divorce?

Q. My Wife is a personal injury lawyer with a good practice which she started six years before we married. We have been separated for nine months, after nine years together. She just sent me a ...
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Are STOCK OPTIONS COMMUNITY PROPERTY?

Q. How are stock options treated if I decide to dissolve my marriage? A. Stock options are commonly used to attract or retain key employees with incentives outside the basic salary structure. Whether ...
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How Are Funds in a JOINT BANK ACCOUNT Treated in Dissolution or Legal Separation?

Q. My Wife removed all the money from our joint savings account immediately before filing for divorce. Some of that money included an inheritance from my grandmother. What are my rights to recover any ...
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Are my EARNINGS during marriage LIABLE for my spouse's PREMARRIAGE DEBTS?

Q. Are my earnings liable for my spouse's debts incurred before marriage? A. Earnings during marriage are not liable for your spouse's debt incurred before marriage so long as these earnings ...
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Is OVERTIME considered in fixing CHILD SUPPORT?

Q. Is overtime a factor in considering child support? Ted, in Fontana Yes, if there is already a history of overtime - meaning a court won't order a parent to work overtime who hasn't been ...
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