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August 2018 Archives

Former wife seeking tremendous child support increase

Life changes. For California parents currently engaged in child support agreements, this sometimes means that payments are no longer feasible for a paying parent or that the custodial parent determines a need to request a payment increase. Most parents would consider a 10-fold increase to be high; however, that is exactly what rap star Gucci Mane's ex has requested.

Is divorce mediation the key to an amicable split?

Like most other states in the nation, California has many married couples who are currently considering divorce. Some have been married a long time and have simply grown apart. Other relationships fell apart due to crisis situations, often times including extra marital affairs. For those who still get along fairly well with their soon-to-be-former spouses, divorce mediation can be a great tool for swift and fair settlements.

How to know if mediation or litigation is the better choice

When you decided to divorce, you may immediately have begun thinking ahead and trying to plan your future, especially as it concerns your family life with your children. As most California parents can attest, regardless of whether they are divorced, life is unpredictable and there is no way to fully prepare for what lies ahead when it is impossible to know what's in store. However, you can plan certain things, such as choosing which divorce process best fits your needs and ultimate goals.  

Collaborative law: A less expensive alternative to litigation

When California spouses divorce, the must make numerous decisions regarding negotiation of a settlement. In many cases, litigation is necessary, especially if those involved disagree about child custody, property division or support issues. Other spouses are able to resolve their differences through collaborative law, which is typically a less expensive option.  

Collaborative Law: Is it a viable option for your divorce?

If you're one of many California parents who cringe at the thought of a long, drawn-out court battle as a means of achieving a divorce settlement, you may wish to explore options that are designed to be nonconfrontational instead. Collaborative law is meant to provide support in confidential settings for spouses who are determined to achieve amicable settlements. You may still encounter challenges along the way; however, you and your soon-to-be former spouse must agree to work together to resolve disagreements through peaceful negotiation process in a private setting.

Judge hands down ruling in Deion Sanders child support case

Like many California parents who divorce, NFL superstar Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and his former wife agreed to share custody of their three children as part of their new co-parenting plan. However, certain issues have recently arisen that have complicated matters in the Sanders case. For instance, the judge who is overseeing this particular case recently ordered Sanders to pay more than $10,000 per month in child support.  


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