Calculate Child Support

California law requires courts to adhere to statewide uniform guidelines in setting child support orders. The Payment Estimator applies the statewide uniform guideline calculation to the information that you enter into the blank fields. Go to...

Student Loans Taken Out During Marriage

After a divorce, you likely will be asked to shoulder the responsibility for your student loans. Any loan incurred before or during marriage for a spouse’s education or training which remains unpaid at the time of divorce must be assigned for payment to the...

Shareholder Derivative Suits

When an investor buys the stock of a corporation, he or she becomes an owner of the company. Although the board of directors and appointed executive officers run the day-to-day operations of the company, they ultimately serve at the pleasure of the shareholders....

Same Sex Child Support Taxation

As a general rule, spousal support (referred to by the Code as “alimony”) is taxable to the recipient and deductible by the payor. Child support, on the other hand, is not taxable to anyone and it is not tax deductible. Same sex married persons are now treated as...

Immigration TCP

TPC or Temporary protected status (also called “TPS”) is a temporary immigration status to the United States, granted to eligible nationals of the following countries including • El Salvador, • Honduras • Haiti • Nepal • Syria • Nicaragua • Yemen • Sudan,...

Garnishing Wages for Child Support or Alimony

If you have a court order requiring someone to pay you child support or alimony, you shouldn’t have to wait for a check in the mail or hear excuses about why someone can’t pay this month. You can have the court automatically take the money out of their paycheck. This...