Support Orders involving Fluctuating or Bonus Income Ostler/Smith Order.

When the payor spouse receives fluctuating bonuses, a support order must be carefully drafted.  Let’s take a look at a relatively common situation in support order cases. Husband is the high income earner and receives a base salary plus bonus or commission pay which fluctuates based on performance.  This is commonly addressed using a percentage […]

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Three in One: Questions From You

I am answering three separate legal questions on family law topics which clients have asked me this past month. As a family law specialist, this blog answers current client questions to educate readers with information on divorce that they may not know or understand.

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UCCJEA (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act)

  Intended to reconcile differences between the UCCJA and PKPA. So far 49 states, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands have enacted it. Several provisions address domestic violence explicitly. Anytime a child custody action is filed in California, a UCCJEA (Form FL-105) document must accompany the initial filing. This document ensures the court that the […]

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