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May 2014 Archives

California's community property rules clarified by Court

A divorce can be stressful for any number of reasons. People are splitting their lives and moving on in their own directions. For couples with a large number of assets, the divorce process can lead to even more headaches as people fight to keep valuable property and secure their financial stability. In many cases, people need to be extra careful during a high income divorce that their interests are protected from the start of the case until the divorce issues have been decided.

Sperm donors and child custody in California

Assisted reproductive technology has opened up a world of legal issues for family law courts. While it has provided couples -- both heterosexual and same-sex -- the opportunity to become parents, it has also pushed the boundaries of what it means to be a parent. In many cases, the use of this technology has led to interesting child custody questions and disputes.

Can parenting coordinators help with child custody issues?

Divorce can be a stressful time for California families. There are a variety of important decisions that need to be made including how to split property and how the children's time should be divided. Making these decisions is complicated by the fact that emotions are often extremely high. Soon-to-be ex-spouses may not want to communicate with the other spouse at all, let alone make major life decisions.

How does alimony affect your taxes?

Many California residents are likely pretty happy that tax season is over. While some people receive a refund, others may have had to pay taxes to the federal government or to the state. Following tax season, it can be easy for people to forget about taxes completely. However, when California residents are in the process of getting a divorce, they need to carefully consider the tax implications of the decisions they make during the process.

Mathew Knowles successful in modifying child support

California residents may be aware of the recent child support battle between superstar Beyoncé's father and former manager -- Mathew Knowles -- and his former mistress. The couple have a three-year-old son together. The boy was apparently conceived while Knowles was still married to Beyoncé's mother.

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