What Is the Child Support Exception for High-Income Earners?

By |2021-01-13T20:30:22-08:00August 22nd, 2019|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Support, High Asset|

What Is the Child Support Exception for High-Income Earners? In our last blog post, we discussed how child support is calculated in the state of California. California’s statewide uniform guideline stipulates the amount of child support to be paid, based on each parent’s net disposable monthly income and the amount of time the child will

We Aren’t Married – What Are My Parental Rights If We Split Up?

By |2021-01-13T20:30:22-08:00August 5th, 2019|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Co-Parenting, Parenting Plan, Paternity|

We Are Not Married - What Are My Parental Rights If We Split Up? As attorneys, we are seeing this situation more and more often, especially among younger parents: They fall in love, decide to have a baby together and then somewhere along the way, they become disenchanted with their lives. One or both of

How Is Child Support in California Calculated?

By |2020-02-08T12:09:17-08:00July 19th, 2019|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Support, Uncontested|

How Is Child Support in California Calculated? California has a statewide uniform guideline for paying child support. What that means is, wherever you live in California, the same child support considerations should apply to your situation. Your child support payment can either be decided in court, or through divorce mediation. If it is decided in

Child Support – What Happens When Your Oldest Child Is No Longer Eligible?

By |2019-02-06T07:53:49-08:00February 1st, 2019|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Support, College|

Child Support – What Happens When Your Oldest Child Is No Longer Eligible? When getting a divorce and discussing how much child support will be paid, the supporting parent may assume that when the first child is no longer eligible, their child support payment can be cut in half. That is not how the court

How Divorce Can Impact College Financial Aid

By |2019-12-06T10:10:49-08:00October 2nd, 2018|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Support, College, High Asset, Tax|

How Divorce Can Impact College Financial Aid Getting a divorce compounds the challenges of funding your child’s college education. The cost of getting a divorce can erode into savings that have been earmarked for college tuition. And, shifting priorities on the part of parents, such as moving and new relationships, can also draw down otherwise

How a Vocational Examination Can Help With Child Support Payments

By |2018-03-27T16:24:48-07:00March 4th, 2018|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Support, Contested, Property Division|

Here’s How a Vocational Examination for Your Ex-Spouse Can Help With Your Child Support Payments What should you do if your child’s other parent refuses to maximize their income by declining appropriate work, so that they can receive more child support from you? Ask the court to order that they take a vocational examination. A

How is It Legal for Your Ex-Spouse to Move Away with Your Child?

By |2019-12-06T16:39:13-08:00May 31st, 2014|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Relocations, Contested|

On behalf of Law Office of Christina Sherman on Saturday, May 31, 2014. For any parent fighting over custody of their children, they know that the "battle" is never really over. One reason for this is that there are always changes in life, whether changes for a parent or for a child. Sometimes changes involve

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