Divorce

Divorce

Friday, October 5, 2018

Spousal Support-- Too Much or Too LIttle?

Ar you paying too much or conversely, receiving too little?

Attorney has not lost many of these types of cases involving spousal support.
To best of attorney's knowledge, she may have lost one. But not usually.
It is imperative that planning take place, preferably long before you need it.
Of course, many people have not planned anything at all. Ever.

Spousal support and legal fees toward obtaining and enforcing support/arrears
are not wiped out by bankruptcy generally. Also any bankruptcy filed during
a divorce can be dangerous; it is best to get both the divorce/bankruptcy attorneys
advice before proceeding, especially if your divorce is ongoing; bankruptcy errors
are expensive to remedy.






QUESTIONS ON SPOUSAL SUPPORT MAY REQUIRE ANSWERS
TO THESE QUESTIONS.......

Are you certain you have a valid marriage--CA does not recognize
common law

Do you have instead, a domestic partnership?

How long were you married?

How long were you separated when your divorce was filed?

How much time went by without any support?

How long has the ex worked? What type of work/pay?

Did spouse stay home entire time of marriage, and not work? Why?

Did spouse live with a boyfriend/romantic relationship partner?

Did spouse pay his/her own bills?

Did spouse move out or did you move out?

Was one spouse far more educated than the other?

Was one spouse always rich from date of marriage?

Was one spouse in possession of inheritance money during marriage?

Was either party divorced and then got married again? Do you have
the final judgment? Were you married/divorced from same spouse and
then got married again?

Was there an agreement to pay the spouse in lieu of spousal?
Was there an agreement to give the spouse some form of property
  in exchange for doing away with spousal?

Is there any type of military compensation being paid to one spouse?
Is that spouse retired?
Is there a personal injury award, workers comp, or other legal
  claim out there that the spouse has, but not filed yet?
Is there a chance the spouse bet on a winning lotto but has kept the
  win itself hidden to you? (don't laugh, there is an actual case on this)

Do you know what credit cards your spouse has? Have you ever
checked to be sure? Have you checked your own credit to make sure?

Do you have joint savings, checking, or other assets where the spouse
could have sold it off without you knowing?  Have you checked?

CALL ATTORNEY TODAY TO GET HELP WITH SPOUSAL SUPPORT 530 359 8810