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Aruna P. Rodrigo, Family Law Attorney

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Potential Mistakes to Look Out For in a High Net Worth Divorce

The divorce process can be incredibly stressful and draining experience, both emotionally and financially, for everyone involved. In high net worth divorces, that second part can become even more stressful as both you and your soon to be ex-spouse ...

Celebrate With Family This Holiday Weekend

Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to sit back, relax, and celebrate with our families as we honor the hard workers all across the United States. So many people across the country spend countless hours every week dedicating their time to making ...

The Benefits of Pursuing Mediated Divorce

Whether or not you were the one to decide to pursue a divorce doesn’t mean that the process needs to become even more difficult by taking it to court. Fortunately, there are options other than taking your case to court. One of the most common ...

Automatically Revoking Your Spouse's Beneficiary Designation

Before you and your spouse begin the process of legally separating, it’s important to note that automatically revoking your spouse’s designation as your beneficiary may violate the spousal death benefit rules in your retirement plan. ...

Dealing with Non-Compliance in Divorce Cases

During the divorce process, there are certain steps that need to be taken before the divorce can be finalized, and the couple are no longer considered spouses. At the end of it all, the couples will have a finalized divorce agreement by which they ...

Paying for Child Support After 19

When parents go through a divorce, they often have to determine some important factors such as child support. This is one of the many issues that may arise during the process and it’s important to make sure you understand what this means for ...

Imputing Income for Child Support in California

Child support issues are some of the most contentious when it comes to divorce. While there are some who may see this as a punishment, both parents should provide financial support for the children whether they are together or not. This is why child ...

How Long Should a Divorce Take?

In a dream world, couples who want to divorce would be able to do so seamlessly in no time at all. After all, they believe that their marriage is irretrievably broken, so why prolong the situation? Unfortunately, divorce is much more complicated than ...

How to Modify Child Support in San Bernardino

During the divorce process, there are a number of factors that must be considered, including those involving child support. Child support amount and duration are determined by the judge overseeing the divorce case. These are both based on a number of ...

Changing Your Divorce Attorney

When you are going through a divorce, you need to make sure that you have a good working relationship with your attorney. This should be based on trust that the attorney is doing all that he or she can to help you reach a favorable resolution. ...

Are Support Payments Tax Deductible?

It is a very common question we receive: “Are support payments tax deductible? How do support payments affect my taxes?” The simplest possible answer we can give is, alimony is tax deductible, but child support is not. Distinguishing and ...

What Is a Summary Dissolution of Marriage in California?

When individuals think of the word “ divorce,” they may think of the long process that plenty of people endure. While it is true that a lot of people go through the contentious divorce process, not everyone understands that there are ...

Marital Debt: Financed Vehicles and Divorce

When a couple divorces, not only is the marital property divided, but the debts are also divided. One of the most interesting topics that comes up and can impact a divorce is when the couple has financed vehicles. How are these situations handled? If ...

How a Vocational Expert Can Help the Divorce Process

Divorce can be an overwhelming process and if your ex is unwilling to cooperate, it can be equally difficult. In many circumstances, one spouse will decide to stay at home to care for the family, while the other goes to work to support the family ...

Separate Property: How to Keep What's Yours in a California Divorce

Because California is a community property state, it can be difficult to decipher how to divide and distribute property. Separate property, in particular, becomes complicated to track because couples may share assets during their marriage. Spouses ...

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