FAQ: Child Support in California

When raising a child on your own, you may need financial support. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions asked about child support in California. Call the Law Offices of Rick D. Banks today to learn more. Q. How is child support in California determined? California’s statewide guideline dictates the formula to calculate child […]

How to Handle Sharing a Residence While the Divorce Is Pending

Most people realize that it is not easy to move out of the marital home when they are contemplating divorce. This is why some couples may choose to continue to reside together during the divorce process. Often, the reason is due to financial constraints or because the couple has children. But as you can imagine, […]

Preparing for Child Custody Mediation

One difficult aspect of divorce is determining child custody. When you and the other parent cannot mutually agree to child custody terms, you will need to attend child custody mediation. What Is Child Custody Mediation? Pursuant to Family Code 3170(a), if a petition, application or modification request for child custody or visitation is contested, the court shall […]

How the Trump Tax Plan Will Affect Spousal Support Payments

Divorce is complicated enough. But add in the Trump tax plan, and it gets a little more complex. Previously, you could deduct spousal support payments on your federal income tax return. The receiver of spousal support also had to report these payments as taxable income. But now, effective January 1, 2019, the Trump tax plan will change […]