Bad Parent Can Lose Spousal Support

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An unpublished opinion out of San Diego County provides a thorough refresher on the court’s ability to terminate spousal support for a parent who interferes with the other parent’s custody and visitation rights. Maureen and Jeffrey got divorced.  As part of the divorce Jeffrey was ordered to pay spousal support.  Putting it mildly, Maureen was less than cooperative when it …

Full Or Sole Custody

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From our eNewsletter: Full custody or sole custody is when one parent has exclusive rights over the children regarding all aspects of their lives. The parent with full or sole custody is usually awarded a maximum amount of child support is usually awarded a maximum amount of child support from the other parent because there will most likely be little …

Stephanie Hon Named To EACBA Board

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Harding & Associates attorney Stephanie Hon has been named to the Board of Directors of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association.  EACBA is a professional membership organization serving attorneys practicing in the cities of Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, and Livermore, California. Harding & Associates Family Law practices exclusively in the areas of California family law litigation, divorce mediation and …

Child Support Problems For The Super Rich

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Joseph and Maryanne divorced in 2000.  Joseph agreed to pay $8,500 per month for chile support for their 3 children and $12,000 per month nonmodifiable spousal support to Maryanne for 10 years.  At the time Joseph’s income was $800,000 per year from the  company he founded. In 2007, Maryanne filed a motion seeking increased child support for remaining minor child …

10 Detrimental Misconceptions about What Really Happens in Court

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Most family law litigants prefer to avoid trial, and with good reason.  Trials are expensive, prolong the case, and raise the anxiety associated with divorce. From our eNewsletter, we present Judge Michele Lowrance’s thoughts on trials. Preparing for trial requires superhuman strength. Many people try to simultaneously mobilize sufficient reserves of the required negative emotion while trying to remain on …

How Child Support Is Paid

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From our Harding & Associates eNewsletter: There are several ways child support can be paid, and each method has advantages and disadvantages. One parent can directly pay the other by cash, check, or money order. This person-to-person method is simple and does not require waiting for any processing time by the state. The receiving parent must keep records and track …

Family Law Symposium

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The Northern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers will be hosting its 36th annual symposium May 18, 19, and 20, 2012. Taking place at the fantastic Silverado resort in Napa, California Modus Operandi – Emerging trends in Family law theory, practice, and procedure will offer up to 13.5 hours of continuing legal education credit. The symposium is …

John Harding Appointed To AAML Nor Cal Board

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Harding & Associates Family Law principal John Harding has been appointed to the Board of Managers for the Northern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The 1500 AAML Fellows across the United States are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity. Only 60 Northern …