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Immigrant sponsorship and spousal support obligations

Reprinted from the Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Los Angeles Daily Journal, Cara L. Boroda’s article titled “Immigrant Sponsorship and Spousal Support Obligations”.

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Great Expectations

Family law litigation can be difficult, not just because of the emotions but also because children are often involved, and because it can become a costly and arduous process for the parties. Nonetheless, one of the bigger problems is the challenging issue of managing expectations. The attorney wants to please their client. The client wants to win. A family’s future is at stake.

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WHAT EVERY CORPORATE LAWYER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FAMILY LAW

A family law attorney, in addition to being a zealous, strong and compassionate advocate, must also be able to resolve community property and support issues that may involve tax returns, business balance sheets and a variety of financial asset statements. The content of these documents, which corporate lawyers work with regularly, can often reveal an interesting story which, when presented by a skilled family law attorney to the court, potentially yields great results for the client. The following issues typify the types of concerns on which family lawyers and corporate attorneys often interface.

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Swiping Right on the “Right” Family Law Attorney

While many of us are used to “swiping right” to choose the person with whom we may (or not) share an intimate relationship, the process of choosing the right family law attorney should be a carefully vetted process, and not necessarily one in which simple boxes (for example, gender and age) are checked.

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Beware These Divorce Pitfalls

A divorce, for most people, is a pivotal and life-changing experience. It is an event that can have dramatic ramifications on your future, both financially and emotionally. Yet, while you are in the throes of the divorce, it is important to remember that the way you conduct yourself in your divorce may have consequences after the divorce is final. Be certain to review the following issues with your divorce attorney, and always ensure you consider the risks before you engage in specific conduct, or prepare court filings, that could affect your future.

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Late-in-Life Spousal Support: Strategizing to Maximize a Client’s Financial Life Post Divorce

Marlo, an expert in Grey Divorce, wrote about late-in-life spousal support and the strategies to maximize one’s financial life after divorce in Family Advocate, Vol. 50, No. 3 (Winter 2017). © 2016 American Bar Association

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The Cost of Bad Behavior in a Dissolution Proceeding

One of the most common complaints by and sources of frustration to clients during a divorce is connected to the issue of attorney’s fees: specifically, the attorney’s fees which the client does not incur by choice. Fees incurred “not by choice” usually are due to unscrupulous conduct and behavior of the other party which drive up the fees in the case, including actions of that party which may cause marital assets to decrease in value. 

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Last Minute Gift of Appreciation to Your Ex

After handling divorces, child support, custody and paternity matters for more than 20 years, I am well aware that not everyone has a happy and amicable relationship with their ex-spouse or ex-partner. I know that.  But, what I also know (though not an easy task), are that words of thanks or appreciation can go a long way in those difficult relationships. 

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The Demise of “Brangelina:” The Custody Battle

In the wake of the almost apocalyptic marital demise and subsequent divorce proceeding of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, an interesting legal discussion has been raised regarding custody of the six Jolie-Pitt children.

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Finally Making it Final: Bringing Your Divorce to Judgment

Even the simplest divorce – no kids, few assets, little hostility – can take a while, often surpassing California’s 6 month statutory waiting period before a divorce can be final and brought to judgment. Delays in a divorce proceeding can occur for a variety of reasons: for example, the parties may avoid dealing with paperwork needed to quickly move the divorce along, the attorneys may be unable to prioritize their cases and their client’s needs, or budget cuts and staffing issues at the courthouse may be outside of anyone’s control.

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