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Your Legal Responsibility to Pay Spousal Support

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on May 21, 2019 in Divorce

In California, if you have been court-ordered to pay spousal support, you must continue paying in full until you receive a change order signed by a judge. This is true regardless of changes in your financial situation or any verbal agreements you have made with your former spouse or partner.read more

We Found Something You Posted

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on March 21, 2019 in Divorce

A relatively new question attorneys ask their clients that has become a significant factor in many family court cases: “How active are you on social media?” Depending on the answer they receive, they’ll likely respond in one of two ways: “I advise you to continue to avoid it, or stay off social media completely.” Or, “That’s going to have to change.”read more

As Though It Never Happened

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on July 15, 2018 in Divorce

It’s not uncommon these days to visit your favorite news site, and, after a dose of the increasingly commonplace gloom-and-doom current events, scroll down for some lighter fare in the celebrity gossip section.

Occasionally, we may happen across the latest break-up buzz that includes the divorce of a popular couple. Divorce is a concept that is familiar in American society, and is something most of us have personal experience with. But rarely, we stumble upon another form of separation: annulment. read more

How to Tell Your Children You’re Getting a Divorce

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on July 22, 2017 in Divorce

Going through a divorce is almost always difficult, but when children are involved, nearly everything becomes more complicated. No matter what age your children are, they will be impacted by your decision for years to come. That’s why it’s important for both parents to communicate and come up with a plan that is best for the children.

One of the toughest parts of the process is actually explaining to your children the hows and whys. And while there is no “one right answer” about how to communicate your divorce to them, here are some pointers that can help ease you through.read more

Divorce, Separation, or Annulment: What Is Best for You?

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on July 18, 2017 in Divorce

No one goes into a marriage expecting to get a divorce, but the reality is that many marriages, for one reason or another, do not last. When spouses find that their marriage is untenable, it’s time to start pondering how and when to reach a dissolution. And while divorce is the most common approach for unhappy couples, it is not the only option.read more

How to Get San Diego Alimony Payments Modified

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on July 20, 2016 in Divorce

Alimony, also known as spousal support, involves payments to a former spouse, either as agreed upon following a divorce or as ordered by a court. Because alimony is legally enforceable, the payer must make timely payments or face sanctions. If your spousal support payments are unaffordable, you may be able to reduce them with the help of an attorney.  
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San Diego Gray Divorce FAQ’s

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on March 23, 2016 in Divorce

So-called “gray divorce,” or divorce involving couples who are reaching or are in their retirement years, has increased in recent years. Couples are deciding to make a big change, often in the hopes of gaining more enjoyment from their remaining years of life. If you’re considering a “gray divorce,” here’s what you need to know:read more

New Year’s Resolutions to Make After Divorce

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on January 30, 2016 in Divorce

Divorce is never an easy process. It involves a re-thinking of every aspect of your life, from how you save for retirement to what your children need to thrive.

Whether you’ve recently finalized a divorce or you’re still weighing your options, you can help set goals and stay optimistic by creating a list of resolutions to make after a divorce. Here are some popular options:read more

Understanding Spousal Support in California

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on December 15, 2015 in Divorce

Spousal support” was once known as “alimony.”  It consists of payments that one spouse makes to the other spouse after a divorce. Spousal supports allows the receiving spouse to maintain a standard of living similar to that they enjoyed during the marriage.read more

Facing Divorce? Keep These Financial Tips in Mind

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on December 3, 2015 in Divorce

Divorces prompt people to ask a great many questions – many of which may not seem to have clear answers. Where will you live? Who will get the house? How will you juggle your children’s needs and well-being with the monumental task of starting a new life for yourself?read more

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