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Spousal Support 101

A major concern throughout divorce proceedings are finances. When a couple goes their separate ways and is moving towards living separate lives, finances are a large concern. This is where spousal support comes in to play. Spousal support is financial assistance that recognizes a partner’s contribution to the marriage and helps the recipient achieve financial […]

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A Decade of Family Law for John Griffith

Becoming an attorney is no easy feat. It requires a significant amount of hard work and determination to meet all the requirements to eventually be sworn in by an honorable judge. Exactly 10 years ago from today, John Griffith, who is a partner of Griffith, Young, & Lass, was sworn in to become an official […]

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Attorney Spotlight: Shirin Asgari, ESQ.

Practicing law was always a natural path for Shirin Asgari, ESQ; however, family law was never part of the plan. When she began law school at the University of San Diego, she ruled out criminal and family law as an option. An internship at a domestic violence clinic ignited her passion for helping those in […]

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New Divorce Laws Take Effect Across the Country in January

Source Encinitas, CA – A new year means many new laws take effect across the nation. We took a look at several divorce laws that are on the books now that the ball has dropped on 2018. Sweet Home Alimony The notion of “til death do us part” isn’t as likely when it comes to […]

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Determining Whether Your Alimony Is Appropriate or Not

San Marcos, CA – You’re getting a divorce, and your head is spinning from all the minutiae involved in the process. It’s now time for you and your soon-to-be ex to determine the issue of spousal support, more commonly known as alimony. Solana Beach divorce attorney John Griffith explains, “Spousal support is a multifaceted issue […]

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Spousal Support in California: Lump Sum Alimony or Regular Payments?

San Diego, CA – When a couple divorces, the higher earner will sometimes be ordered to pay the lower earning spouse “spousal support” or alimony. California alimony laws are at the heart of many divorce cases, and there is much to consider. One question lower earning spouses may wonder is whether lump sum alimony or […]

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Can Cohabitating with a Lover Affect Spousal Support in California?

Spousal support is often awarded to the lower-earning spouse to help maintain the lifestyle the couple built and shared as a married union. Whether the support was granted before the divorce or after, the support (if it is temporary) will end at a particular date and time; unless the supported spouse remarries. What if, then, […]

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What is a Gavron Warning?

If you are divorcing, you may be thinking about spousal support and the effect it will have on you. If you are the spouse expected to pay spousal support, you may be wondering if you’ll be making these payments for decades to come. If you are on the other end, and will be receiving payments, […]

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Spousal Support: How Much and for How Long?

For the most part, calculating child support in California is as simple as plugging the appropriate numbers into a computer program. The number that the program (Dissomaster) spits out is generally the amount that one can expect to pay or receive in child support. Spousal support isn’t that simple. Determining the amount of Spousal Support using […]

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