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Divorce Confidential: Alimony -- Are You On The Hook?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.13.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Alimony. It's a hot button issue in divorce and something many individuals have a hard time dealing with after the breakup. It seems unfair, when one spouse is ordered to pay a hefty sum each month towards the daily living costs and lifestyle choices of their ex-spouse. These individuals are no longer connected, yet the financial obligation continues -- sometimes indefinitely.

New Spouse Income and Child Support in California

Mark Baer | Posted 02.03.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Imagine how you would feel if the amount of child support you pay to your ex-spouse increases by virtue of the fact that they later marry someone who earns enough income to place them into a higher income tax bracket.

My Brother's Struggle For Fathers' Rights

Joshua John Miller | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Joshua John Miller

As a gay man who's trying to start a family with my partner, we're lucky to live in a state that's historically been progressive in regards to non-traditional families-- but as in the case of my brother Jason Patric, there are still ways, no matter what your orientation, to fall through the cracks-- unless, that is, he can have his day in court to demand partial custody of the son he has spent the past three year co-raising. And to have that, we need help.