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What can I do if my spouse has stopped paying the court ordered support?

A party who is obligated to pay child support or spousal support under a court order is required to continue to pay until the court changes or terminates that obligation. If a party is not paying support, the court can use its contempt powers to punish the party who is not paying the support and to order that the arrearage (past due support) be paid.

3 Tips for Child Custody Recommending Counseling Appointments

1. Have a Plan: It is very important that you have an idea of the child sharing plan that you would like to propose as being in the best interests of your child. Oftentimes, expressing that you want "50/50" time with your child is inadequate and not advisable. Have a concrete and practical plan (including days, times, and location of custodial exchanges) to give your Child Custody Recommending Counselor something from which he/she can fashion a plan for you and the other parent.

Trouble moving on after divorce? Facebook may be the problem

We live in the age of social media, which means we are often privy to a lot more information about other people than we would have been in the past. This is usually considered a good thing, but there are some definite down sides as well.

I used my own separate funds (i.e. money I earned and/or acquired prior to marriage) to purchase our home; can I get my money back in a divorce proceeding?

When a Community Property asset was initially purchased with the Separate Property of one spouse, the contributing spouse is deemed to have made a contribution to the acquisition of a Community Property asset. The contributing spouse may be entitled to a Reimbursement for his/her separate property contribution. (Family Code section 2640).

Postnuptial agreements can protect stay-at-home parents in divorce

While the role of stay-at-home parent is not as common as it once was, there are plenty of couples who choose to raise their children this way. There are many reasons why it might make sense for one parent to stay home with the children and forego a career. These could include high childcare costs, one spouse's high earning potential or just a decision to embrace more traditional child rearing practices.

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