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Blog Posts in October, 2013

  • How does the tax filing status effect the amount of child support I pay?

    Tax Filing Status: Definition: * Single: You intend on filing as a single person and taking the default deduction given by the IRS. Currently $5,000 (Subject to change). * Married Filing Jointly to Same Spouse: You and your former spouse are planning on filing together for the current tax year and claiming the "Married" Deduction. Currently $10,000 (Subject to change). * Married Filing Jointly to ...
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  • Los Angeles County Timeshare plans

    Definition: Timeshare is the principal factor in the child support formula. The more time you are responsible for your child/children, the more resources it requires. Common Timeshare Plans: 20%: every other weekend pick up from school to Sunday night and dinner visit from 3-7 p.m. midweek. 35%: Every other weekend and alternating weeks in the summer. This is a favorite of people living 50+ miles ...
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  • How do family law cases take place at the Pomona courthouse?

    Like other Los Angeles courthouses, the parties are required to attend mediation which is located in room 110 on the first floor of the building. The family law courtrooms are located on the second floor of the courthouse. As of the date of this blog, there are three judicial officers sitting at the Los Angeles Superior Court located in Pomona. Judge Susan Lopez- Giss is in Department B, ...
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  • What if I have an existing spousal support order and my spouse is living with his/her girlfriend/boyfriend?

    What if I have an existing spousal support order and my spouse is living with his/her girlfriend/boyfriend? Re-marriage terminates a party’s right to spousal support but what happens if the former spouse does not remarry but rather moves in with someone of the opposite sex? Often one of the most frequently asked questions with regards to the issue of spousal support is the question regarding the ...
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