Category Archive: Spousal Support (alimony)

Information on how spousal support orders are calculated in California, and how to obtain or modify orders.

Sep 19

Self-Represented Divorce Strategy number 6: Unbundled Services Give You Professional Help Without the Huge Attorney Price Tag

This is Thomas Ferreira, your divorce and child custody lawyer and mediator in Carlsbad, California. I just got back from back-to-school orientation for my boys. I took this task on even though my ex-wife has the kids this week, applying my core strategy of being nice and building trust. Now I’d like to move on …

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Oct 10

UNDERSTANDING SPOUSAL SUPPORT (ALIMONY) PART III–PERSPECTIVE FROM A LAWYER PRACTICING IN VISTA, CALIFORNIA

Okay, so you have gotten off the floor after receiving your first support calculation from DissoMaster. Is there anything you can do to limit the amount you pay in spoual support (alimony) or create a light at the end of the tunnel? Or is a spousal support award a life sentence after your divorce? If …

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Sep 10

CALIFORNIA DIVORCE: STAYING OUT OF COURT AND OUT OF THE POORHOUSE

CALIFORNIA DIVORCE: STAYING OUT OF COURT AND OUT OF THE POORHOUSE Please join the founder of Divorce Life Solutions, Thomas D. Ferreira, Esq., and Tammy R. Ferreira, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ for an information-packed seminar on how to do your divorce right. At this seminar you will learn: How to cooperate in raising your children …

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Jul 02

UNDERSTANDING SPOUSAL SUPPORT (ALIMONY)–PERSPECTIVE FROM A LAWYER PRACTICING IN VISTA, CALIFORNIA

I have seen it in mediation a hundred times before: the slumped shoulders, the downcast, exhausted eyes, the furrowed brow, like a patient just told he has 3 months to live. These are the signs of DissoMaster shock, an affliction most often seen in men and women, advanced in their careers, who have supported their …

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Jun 28

SPOUSAL SUPPORT (ALIMONY) IN CALIFORNIA–HOW IS IT CALCULATED?

Dear readers and clients: Those of you who know me know how much I love the institution of marriage. But as a contract, marriage has serious flaws, one of them being the ongoing duty of spouses to financially support one another, a duty that continues even after one party unilaterally decides to dissolve the marriage. …

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