Considerations associated with lump sum spousal support.
What the law says about the duration of spousal support.
How the new “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” may affect divorcing couples.
Is there a calculation for spousal support?
Child support and spousal support arrears can arise for periods in the past.
Here are some tips for collecting child support or spousal support.
Garnishing wages can be a good way to try to guarantee child support or spousal support payments.
All California divorces require complete disclosure as regards assets, debts, income and expenses.
Understanding the basics of child support and spousal support might make living with them a little easier.
What is the significance of the “date of separation” in a divorce?
When divorcing spouses’ incomes differ by a very large amount (placing them in much different tax brackets) and both child support and spousal is appropriate, the spouses can save significantly overall on their income taxes by designating the payments as “family support.”
A previous post gave the basic rules for making spousal support tax deductible. This post discuss two somewhat unusual but important circumstances that affect the tax deductibility of spousal support.
Unless spouses agree otherwise in their final divorce documents, spousal support is generally tax deductible for the payer and reportable as income for the recipient. But there are a number of spousal support tax considerations.
Post-divorce spousal support is referred to as permanent spousal support, even though it is rarely permanent. Spouses have wide latitude in negotiating their own permanent spousal support agreement.
Temporary spousal support refers to spousal support while the divorce is in process. It can begin as early as the filing date of the petition.
When ordering post-divorce spousal support in California, judges are required to consider and weigh each of 14 different factors. Couples however can make their own spousal support agreement.
Spousal support is one of the two areas of financial decision-making required in every divorce.
There is no need to have spousal support decided by the court. Spouses can come to their own agreement.