How Alimony and Child Support Works

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How Alimony and Child Support Works No two divorcing couples have identical circumstances, but one potential source of income (or expense) for many divorcing people will be spousal support.   For more information on California divorce and family law please visit

A Website That Helps With Child Support Payments and Records

hl-admin Blog, Child support Leave a Comment is a pretty nifty web portal that assists parents with their child support obligations. As the folks at explain it, child support is not just a single monthly payment but also a broad collection of shared expenses. Parents must continually manage, communicate and negotiate over child related expenses. The entire process is complex, time consuming and very …

When Does Child Support End?

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California Family Code Section 3901 tells us that under normal circumstances child support is payable until the child turns 18. There is an exception if the child is still in high school when he or she turns 18. If a child is a full-time high school student the obligation to pay child support can continue until the child turns 19 …

Insurance payments to pay child support arrears?

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From: Monterey County Herald California lawmakers are advancing a bill that would intercept more insurance payments and use them to pay beneficiaries’ overdue child support. About a quarter of insurance companies now voluntarily participate in the program. It collects about $17 million annually from insurance claims, settlements and awards that would otherwise go to individuals who owe child support. The …

Online Child Support Calculator

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Walk into most California family law courtrooms, or into the office of many California family law lawyers, and you will be introduced to a software program called Dissomaster.  This very expensive computer software, $500 plus per year, is what the lawyers and judges use to calculate mandatory child support in California.  Other products include XSpouse and SupportTax.  They are complicated, …

Custody Software Can Help Parents; Try Custody X Change

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An attorney representing a parent in a child custody case wants the parent to be happy with the negotiated custody arrangements. However, the parent must do everything they can to help the attorney understand the needs of the children and the needs of the family. As parents work with attorneys, there are some things they can do to help the …

Tax Tips and Traps

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Here are two topics you’d probably rather not think about: Divorce and Taxes. If you’re separated or newly divorced, however, it could be worth your while to get some good financial advice about both. Spousal Support Also known in some areas as “alimony” or “maintenance”, spousal support is typically treated as taxable income to the person receiving it and tax-deductible …