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How Spousal Support Gets Calculated in California

It is important to start with the basic differences between temporary and permanent spousal support. Temporary spousal support is ordered during a pending divorce and is often calculated by a guideline calculator, much like child support. On the other hand, permanent spousal support is awarded after a court has ordered the dissolution of a marriage. …

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Legal Remedies That a Court Can Order Before Modifying Custody in California

During the pendency of a proceeding where the custody of a minor child is in issue, the court may make whatever temporary custody order that “seems necessary and proper.” [Fam. C. §§2045(b), 2047, 3021, 3022, 3060 et seq., 6323(a)] A court may appoint counsel for the minor on the court’s own motion or, if requested, …

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Can the Court Force a Parent to Pay for Private School Tuition in California?

Yes, the Court has very broad discretion in this area. For instance, in a relevant case, Marriage of Fini, it was said that “the facts and circumstances of the parties in each family law case are different, which is why these cases are equitable proceedings in which the Court must have the ability to exercise …

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It’s Wedding Season — Don’t forget the Prenup

Summer is now upon us, which means it is officially wedding season. If you’re getting married and unsure if you should get a prenuptial agreement, Aloha Divorce can make recommendations in line with your needs. Many people have heard about premarital agreements, also known as a prenuptial agreement or “prenup,” but assume it’s only for …

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