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May 2017 Archives

Using retirement funds to pay child support

Are you headed for or maybe even in the process of getting divorced in California? Do you have minor children for whom you believe you may be required to pay child support? If so, you will want to start planning now for how you will satisfy your child support obligations. Despite the best intentions parents may have of wanting to provide for their kids, making these payments can be difficult on a newly divorced person's budget.

Irrevocable trusts, taxes and control

Many people in California do not always stop to consider the benefit of creating a solid estate plan. If you are one of those people who has committed to taking the time to put a plan in place, good for you. You and your family will have peace of mind knowing that your affairs are in order and in alignment with your wishes.

How can I make shared custody work?

Divorce is rarely easy for Oceanside parents. This is particularly true when it comes to shared custody agreements, which can be challenging under even the best of circumstances. Fortunately, there are some great tips that will allow you and your ex-spouse to provide a kind and loving environment for your children no matter what.

Your military service could affect your custody arrangements

When a marriage fails to thrive, divorce is sometimes the best option. Dissolving your marriage will be a rough process. It is generally not an easy thing for anyone to deal with, especially if children are in the picture. If you are a military service member, as numerous California residents are, you may find that your job only adds to the stress of an already difficult situation, especially as it can affect final custody arrangements.

Understanding estate tax portability

People in Oceanside have likely heard for years that there are only two inevitabilities in life: death and taxes. Oddly enough, these two topics are often related. People work their entire lives to accumulate assets to pass on to their children, yet then have to face the potential of paying Uncle Sam one last time through an estate tax. Yet a lot of incorrect information exists regarding the estate tax. For example, many may not know that according to the Tax Policy Center, as recently as 2011, only one of every 500 people who died in the U.S. that year had estates that were taxable.

Mediator or parenting time coordinator, which one do I use?

If your ex-spouse is not following the order regarding parenting time or custody, chances are that you want to get back into court to have a judge find him or her in contempt of court.  You may also want to modify your current order so that you have more time with the kids. Indeed, these may be genuine issues that you want resolved quickly, but getting in front of a judge may not be as quick as you hoped for.

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