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Depreciation Deductions & Child or Spousal Support

By |2022-04-26T17:40:04-07:00February 20th, 2022|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Support, Property Division, Spousal Support|

How Do Depreciation Deductions Enter into Child or Spousal Support? If you own a business or a rental property, you are probably used to taking depreciation deductions against your annual income on your federal and California state tax returns. These depreciation deductions lower your income for tax purposes. When calculating your income to

Courtroom Decorum in a Virtual World

By |2021-08-30T16:41:54-07:00August 30th, 2021|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Custody & Visitation, Covid-19, Divorce, Contested, Family Law|

Courtroom Decorum in a Virtual World When the courts closed early in the COVID-19 pandemic, many of them turned to virtual platforms, such as Zoom, to conduct family law cases. Rather than a solution to an immediate problem, virtual hearings may continue to be an option for years to come. That’s not only

Proud Sponsor of Gilead House Bocce Ball Tournament

By |2022-11-30T12:18:09-08:00August 19th, 2021|Family Law|

Gilead House 4th Annual Bocce Ball Tournament Family Law Attorney Christian Sherman is a long-time supporter of the Gilead House. Located in Novato, Gilead House helps homeless mothers rise from homelessness through a structured program. The nonprofit organization also helps children a variety of ways. This year, Christina is a gold sponsor of their

Split Retirement Accounts with QDROs

By |2021-05-07T08:57:54-07:00May 7th, 2021|Divorce, High Asset, Property Division, Separation, Tax|

Splitting Retirement Accounts with Qualified Domestic Relations Orders In a Community Property state like California, your ex-spouse or domestic partner is entitled to 50% of the value that you have accumulated in your employee sponsored retirement accounts during your marriage. These retirement accounts can be a 401K plan, IRA or pension plan. Retirement

How Is Child Support Paid in California?

By |2021-05-06T17:44:42-07:00May 6th, 2021|Child Support|

How Is Child Support Paid in California? In California, child support is based on each parent’s net disposable monthly income and the amount of time the child will be cared for by each parent. The court considers each parent’s income from all sources, whether or not it is reported or taxed under federal

Estate Planning Considerations During Divorce

By |2021-04-06T08:42:47-07:00April 5th, 2021|Divorce, High Asset, Property Division, Separation, Tax|

Estate Planning Considerations During Divorce All too often, individuals leave their ex-spouse or ex-partner as their beneficiary on their financial accounts and their agent for their Durable Power of Attorney for health care and property, long after they get divorced. If you are getting divorced, even before your divorce is final, you will

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