Changes in Spousal Support Order

Changes in Spousal Support Order

What are the conditions under which a spousal support order can be changed? Spousal support, also called alimony, is an amount payable on a monthly basis. It is based on several factors including length of marriage, income and (certain allowable) expenses, age,...
Permanent Spousal Support

Permanent Spousal Support

Q. What is permanent spousal support or long-term support? A. Permanent spousal support is payment from one spouse to the supported spouse. Temporary alimony is paid to the supported spouse during the divorce. Permanent alimony is granted in order to place the...
Donor Parenthood

Donor Parenthood

Q What is the Jason Patric Law and how did it come to pass? A A bill being considered in the California House (HB 115) would allow courts to consider the option of legal parenthood for sperm donors under a greater number of conditions than is currently available. This...
Disclosing Grandfather’s Old Watch

Disclosing Grandfather’s Old Watch

I am going through a divorce. Do I have to disclose all the worldly assets I have? In other words, do I have to disclose the old watch I got from my Grandfather? The underlying concern and objective is always the same: one party feels the asset belongs to him or her...
Don’t Kidnap Your Own Child!

Don’t Kidnap Your Own Child!

Q   All I want is custody of my children. Can I give up everything, take my children back to India and live with my parents or family? A This is a very common question posed to divorce attorneys by Indian female clients. The term “international child abduction” is...