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Termination of Alimony/Spousal Support

For marriages of long duration (lasting 10 years or more), the spousal support obligation is “indefinite.” If your judgment does not specify a termination date for alimony, it may be that you will be paying support until one of the statutory terminating events occurs. Rather than sit around hoping the supported spouse will do something …

Divorcing In A Recession With Mediation

With the U.S. economy lagging on for yet another year, many people are putting off getting a divorce. Unfortunately, one of the main reasons for divorce – money problems – are at an all time high in a large number of California households. For people who cannot put off their divorce indefinitely, many are looking …

Divorce Wills

If your marriage is on the rocks and you are about to file for divorce, have you considered how your current will and trust may distribute your estate? While most people have no reason to fear that their spouse may do them harm, even in a divorce situation, sometimes a party will die of natural …

Fiduciary Duties in a Marriage

Married people, just like business partners, are supposed to treat each other with the utmost of good faith and fair dealing. Just as a business person should not be engaged in self-dealing at the expense of his or her partner, a spouse should likewise not steal from the community or imprudently manage community assets. In …

Collecting Child Support – Wage Garnishments

For many people, getting a child support order is easy but actually collecting it is the hard part. The support obligor (often the father) seems not to pay on time or is short in his support payment each month. Meanwhile the children go without a few things and hopefully do not go hungry. For many …

Orange County Family Attorney – Welcome

Welcome to our website. This website is maintained by Derrick Taberski, Esq. with the purpose of providing general information about family legal issues. Derrick has a broad range of experience with family law issues including custody, visitation, support, and property division. Please read through our website and contact us by phone or email if you …

Mediation for High Conflict Divorce

While the very thought of high conflict couples brings visions of custody battles and long drawn out divorces, divorce mediation may still be an option for so-called “high conflict” couples.  Granted, there is a greater likelihood of mediation breaking down prematurely.  However, a skilled and experienced mediator may still be able to help the high …

Mediated Prenuptial Agreements

While most family law mediation firms emphasize mediating family law issues after a divorce, there really is no reason why the same issues (usually property and support)  cannot be mediated before the marriage. Many people desire to have a prenuptial agreement in place before they get married.  They may be people who have acquired a …

Mediating Child Custody and Visitation Issues

Mediation is ideally suited to resolving child custody and visitation issues.  Simply speaking, custody and visitation is not a “one size fits all” issue where a “standard” schedule works best for all concerned.  As the needs and circumstances of each child is unique, so to are the solutions for building a custody and visitation schedule …

How Long Is Spousal Support Due

In California the rule of thumb is that spousal support is due for one-half the duration of the marriage.  That rule of thumb applies for short term marriages under ten years.  In long term marriages, the general rule is that support is due “indefinitely.”  Each case is unique and if the court decides to terminate …