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How Long Is Child Support Due

Child support is generally due until the child in question marries, becomes emancipated, dies, turns 18 and is no longer a full time high school student, or turns 19, whichever occurs first. Many high school students are age 18 when they graduate, so support would be owing until they graduate. The occasional child will still …

Dividing Complex Marital Assets in Mediation

Mediation involves a certain degree of trust between the parties. They have to have confidence in the fact that each party is laying all of their cards on the table and is complying with the financial disclosure requirements of Family Code 2104 and of course their fiduciary obligations under Feldman. In the case of complex …

Why Divorce Mediation Is Becoming More Popular

When I went to law school over ten years ago, alternative dispute resolution was the buzzword going around.  Mediation was one of the forms of alternative dispute resolution that was touted.  It met with mild interest from the students and is generally received the same among practicing lawyers.  After all, they are in the business …

Family Law Mediation After the Divorce

If you  originally litigated your divorce, you will probably recall all the stress and expense that went into the process.  Usually with the passage of time or other changed circumstances a custody or support order may have to be modified some time down the road.  If you know it is time to overhaul a custody …

Just What Is Community Property?

Community property is a bit of jargon that is bandied about by family law practitioners. For most people, a plain English reading of the term is enough to let them understand that “community property” is “our” property (shared by both spouses). But the meaning goes deeper than that for legal purposes. Community Property is defined …

Finding the Upside on an Upside Down House

As I write this article, the economic recovery still stubbornly refuses to materialize.  Real estate markets across the state and the nation have fallen precipitously leaving many divorcing families with the difficult issue of what to do with a house with negative equity. Selling the house may expose parties to a deficiency judgment (depending on …