Will Spousal Support Be Enough and How Long Will it Last?

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

We are often asked “will spousal support be enough and how long will it last?”  How long does spousal support last in a North County or Carlsbad divorce?  Will it be enough to be able to support a separate household?  Questions of spousal support are not as clearly defined in California law as the child support calculations guidelines.  Therefore, spousal …

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Can Child Support Be Based on More than Present Income?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Can child support be based on more than present income in a North County or Carlsbad divorce?  California family law establishes clear guidelines for the calculation of child support.  However, it is interesting to note that child support is not simply based upon present earnings for either spouse.  The Court is to look at each spouse’s ability to pay and …

What is “Family Support” and is this Legal in California?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

The term “Family Support” is a strategy supported in California based upon IRS tax code. Family Support generally applies to the combination of child support and spousal support payments in a North County San Diego divorce settlement. Under IRS tax code, child support is not taxable to the recipient, nor can it be deducted by the person paying child support. …