Category Archives: Family Law

What Happens If Your Ex-Spouse Refuses to Pay Child Support?

If you have child support in place and your child’s parent refuses to pay it, then there are several serious consequences that could take place. There are various things to consider with child support, especially because failure to pay it can result in court hearings or prosecution. What happens if they refuse to pay? (more…)
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Tips for Transitioning Through Your Divorce

Divorce is difficult. It can be an emotional, aggravating, and time-consuming process. It can be challenging to make decisions and grows more complicated if you have children together. The attorneys at Norman Dowler, LLP want to offer you tips to help you smoothly transition through this adjustment in your life.   Think Logically and Communicate…
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The Basics of California Alimony or Spousal Support

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a monthly or lump-sum payment, determined by the courts or by mutual agreement, made by one spouse to the other after they separate.  Because couples typically share resources during marriage, alimony is meant to correct inequalities in financial circumstances post-separation.   The amount one receives in spousal support…
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California Prenuptial Agreements: Should You Get A Prenup?

  Most couples rightfully believe their marriage is the “happily ever after” sort.  However, their odds are only 50/50, because about half of marriages end in divorce.  This rate is even higher for subsequent marriages.   With these facts in mind, fiancés should consider whether a prenuptial agreement, also known as a premarital agreement or…
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