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Understanding child support and extracurricular actitivities

Normally, California requires both spouses to pay equal shares in support of their child's extracurricular activities. That being said, a court will sometimes consider a different apportionment of those financial obligations if circumstances indicate that it might be more appropriate to require a greater child support obligation from one party. This does not necessarily mean that a court will grant additional child support in each case, but it does illustrate how some requests to modify existing child support orders might be presented.

Celebrity divorce offers lesson in prenuptial agreements

In early July, the famed Hollywood couple of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced that the pair would be splitting up and ending their marriage of 10 years. Most striking, is the couple's decision to wait until they had been married for precisely 10 years and one day before filing divorce papers. For the last several months tabloid media outlets have been reporting about the couple separation. Many speculated that Garner, 43, had initiated the separation from Affleck, 42, due to his penchant for gambling.

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