FPS Briefs: Holiday Bonuses and Other Extra Income – Impact on Child/Spousal Support

By FPS / December 3, 2018 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ / No Comments

FPS Briefs: Expecting a holiday bonus? Know what constitutes “income” for determining child and spousal support. With 2018 coming to a close, divorced parents may be expecting a year-end bonus or other forms of extra income. Whether the funds will purchase a Disney vacation or go towa...

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Lifestyle & Divorce: How “Marital Standard of Living” Affects Spousal Support Orders

By FPS / May 4, 2018 / Divorce, FAQ / No Comments

The marital standard of living (MSOL) is one of the many factors that are set out in the California Family Code that are to be considered by a divorce court in the determination of spousal support. Our FPS team weighs in on this tricky topic.

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Video / Support Orders, Holiday Bonuses and Other Extra Earnings

By FPS / December 11, 2017 / Divorce, Videos / No Comments

Attorney Neil Forester looks at support orders and the impact of holiday bonuses and more. Watch our two-part video conversation with FPS attorney Neil Forester and read below for supplemental information related to child and spousal support orders and how “income” is determined. &nbs...

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Quick Takes: Holiday Bonuses and Other Extra Income – Impact on Child/Spousal Support

By FPS / December 11, 2017 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ / No Comments

Getting a holiday bonus? Understand what constitutes “income” for determining child and spousal support. With the holidays approaching and the year coming to a close, some divorced parents are looking forward to a year-end bonus. Whether the check will purchase necessities or provide ...

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Understanding Pre- and Post-Judgment Spousal Support in Dual Income Marriages

By Neil Forester / February 20, 2017 / Divorce, Family Law / No Comments

Post-judgment spousal support is a tricky area for dual income marriages. Not every single divorce case involves a stay at home parent and a working parent. In many cases, both parties are working, and not everybody has children. And in dual income cases like this – whether I represent the higher...

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Gray Divorce: What are the unique challenges of divorcing after the age of 50?

By FPS / October 11, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / No Comments

Divorce among couples nearing or beyond retirement age has its own challenges. And while no two divorce cases are the same, there are common issues that become most important in “gray divorce” — below, the lawyers of FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC shed some light on these gray areas. &nb...

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FAQ: What are the biggest myths about spousal support?

By FPS / May 23, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ / No Comments

FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL attorneys offer their take on spousal support with answers to the question:   What are the biggest myths and misconceptions about spousal support?   Jenny Bain One of the biggest myths I hear is that clients think they can get support “forever.” There is no situ...

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Is Your Ex Entitled to Your Business Good Will?

By Neil Forester / November 11, 2015 / Divorce, Family Law / No Comments

Is Your Ex Entitled to Your Business Good Will? When a divorcing couple owns a business, how that business gets divided in the divorce case can raise some questions. If one of the two runs the business and intends to continue running it after the divorce, the court will be faced with the task of ...

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Say What? Imputation of Income Explained

By Neil Forester / August 23, 2015 / Children, Divorce, Family Law / No Comments

Paying Child/Spousal Support: Will Your Income Be Imputed? One of the most frequent questions I get from potential new clients is “Will I (or my spouse) ever have to go find a job?” The answer to that question is not always a straight forward yes or no. The California Family Code establishes the ...

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Bright Line or Blurred Lines? “Date of Separation” Ruling Creates Uncertainty for California Spouses

Emerging Questions for Separated Spouses Living in Same Household The California Supreme Court’s decision last week in the Marriage of Davis [PDF] creates a “bright line” rule for what has long been a gray area of family law: determining the date of separation. The length of the marriage – and wh...

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