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Blog Posts in July, 2018

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  • If the other parent is receiving occasional gifts from a friend or new significant other, is this a basis to reduce or modify child support?
    If the other parent is receiving occasional gifts from a friend or new significant other, is this a basis to reduce or modify child support?

    This issue of gifts in calculating child support has been addressed almost a decade ago. However, the recent case of Anna M. v. Jeffrey E. (1-11-17) further solidified that, for gifts to be considered ...

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  • If I am the beneficiary of a trust in a California divorce or paternity action, can the Court consider this income for the purposes of calculating child support?
    If I am the beneficiary of a trust in a California divorce or paternity action, can the Court consider this income for the purposes of calculating child support?

    This issue was addressed in a case by the name of IRMO Furie (10-30-17). In this case, the husband filed a request to modify child support based on his loss of employment and his sole income was the ...

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