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by Debra Schoenberg When a couple decides to divorce, one important question I’m typically asked is how long does spousal support last? A divorced Huntington Beach man is championing a new ballot initiative that would curtail payments to former spouses to a maximum of five years following a divorce or legal separation. Current California...
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The recent changes to the United States tax code dramatically changed most American’s tax liabilities for the tax year 2019 and beyond. As of January 1, 2019, alimony has different tax implications for both the payer and the payee. If you expect to divorce this year, you should have some understanding of how this...
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Our readers who were around back in the 1970s may remember a case that made headlines, not to mention legal history. It also introduced the word "palimony" into the lexicon. Thanks to a 1976 California Supreme Court ruling, Michelle Triola Marvin was allowed to sue for financial support from her long-time boyfriend, actor Lee...
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During a divorce, spousal support is determined based on a number of factors. However, the income and assets of both spouses are generally a prime consideration. The same is true when domestic partners break up and one is ordered to pay support to the other. However, many things change in people's lives that can...
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Determining what must be paid in spousal support is one of the main factors in a lot of California divorce cases. How is the judge going to decide what needs to be paid out? First, the judge is going to look at a number of key factors. These include, but are not limited to,...
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Unlike the laws that govern what we can and cannot do behind the wheel of a car or on U.S. roadways, there is no single handy-dandy book people can reference when it comes to legal issues concerning family law. Well, that is unless you want to reference our state's Family Code, which contains a...
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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS (AAML)
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2021 LGBTQ-OWNED BUSINESSES Business Pride
10 Best Female Attorneys 2017 American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
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2018 Best Lawyers Best Law Firms U.S. News & World Report
California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS) State Bar of California
2020 Client Champion Debra R. Schoenberg
San Francisco Business Times Corporate Philanthropy Awards 2019
Expertise Best Divorce Lawyers in Concord 2020
2018 Expertise Best Divorce Lawyers in San Francisco
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
2017 Parents' Press Best of The Bay
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Rated By Super Lawyers Debra R. Schoenberg
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American Jurist Institute Top 10 Attorneys of 2018
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