While most Family Law courts recognize a prevailing precedent that no one may be compelled to work after the usual retirement age of 65 in order to pay the same level of spousal support as when they were employed, courts are concurrently wary of individuals who deliberately shirk their support obligations by refusing to work, retiring early, or restructuring the … Continued
Reprinted from the Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Los Angeles Daily Journal, Cara L. Boroda’s article titled “Immigrant Sponsorship and Spousal Support Obligations”. Download the article
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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.
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 … Continued
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 Download this article (PDF)
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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.