February 2018 Archives

Man avoiding child support for 20 years finally found

He ran, but he could not hide. An individual who had fled the country attempting to evade child support obligations was finally apprehended and transported back to the United States. According to the Office of the Inspector General, the man owed $560,000 in back payments to his now-adult children. This story may be interesting to individuals in California who hope to someday recover back payments from a parent who has gone on the run. 

High asset divorce affected by new tax code

During the process of ending of a marriage, the two parties will need to settle important financial details. When a separating couple has significant assets between them, alimony payments could be part of the financial settlement of the high asset divorce. A recent change to a long-standing tax policy may have these high-asset couples rushing to divorce before the changes come into effect in California. 

Divorce mediation can help create an action plan for settlement

If an individual is able, he or she may choose to enter a structured negotiation to settle the details at the end of the marriage. The divorce mediation option is available to individuals who wish to settle the divorce in a less adversarial manner by addressing issues between the spouses the help of an impartial third party. When working toward a final settlement in California, it makes sense to have an action plan to ensure when and how the details of the settlement will be implemented.  

Property division during divorce starts with information

A divorce can take an emotional and a financial toll on the individuals involved. For many, the process of separating the family assets, known as property division, can be overwhelming. Luckily, there are steps that one can take in California to make the ordeal less stressful and more predictable. 

Could mediation be an alternative in your pending divorce?

When couples contemplate divorce, there are often many issues that they about which they disagree, including child custody and asset division. If you can't come to a mutual agreement and don't have a prenuptial agreement in place, you might think that your only choice is to fight it out in court and let the judge make the final decision.

Choosing a child custody plan begins with knowledge

At the end of a marriage, those individuals who are parents will likely be thinking about what to do with the children. While many families will opt for shared child custody, others will decide that another type of custody plan will work for them. In California, there are many possible arrangements for individuals that co-parent with an ex. 

In Solana Beach and throughout the greater San Diego area, Ratzer Family Law is your best choice for experienced representation with personalized service. Contact us online or call 858-925-8099 today.


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