Family Law Blog

James D. Madden & Aruna P. Rodrigo, Family Law Attorneys

Blog Posts in May, 2016

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 ...

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