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November 2015 Archives

The role of child support in a changing social climate

In 1975, Section IV-D of the Social Security Act was established, which oversaw the collection of child support. Its goal was to help parents in California and elsewhere protect their children. It was designed to keep the family as whole as possible after a divorce where the children's father would support the children through child support payments.

California divorces and retirement accounts

One asset that many California couples must divide if they are divorcing is a retirement account. The estranged spouses should make certain that they complete the correct paperwork so that they do not incur tax liabilities and penalties. Employer plans and 401(k)s require a Qualified Domestic Relations Order while individual retirement accounts need a transfer incident.

Temporary financial arrangements in Master P divorce

California fans of rapper Master P may be following his divorce from his wife, Sonya Miller. The divorce has been contentious. Miller has claimed that she had to go on government assistance and that her son has assisted Master P in concealing assets. The two married in 1989 and have nine children.

Three Things You Need To Ask Your Divorce Attorney

When considering ending your marriage, you may have several questions about the things that you will need to do to ensure that you are ready to transition into your new life. Asking friends and relatives who have been through a divorce these questions may give you some idea of what to expect, but your divorce will be different. If the answers you receive do not reflect the reality of your situation, you could be placing yourself in an extremely difficult position.

Rapper DMX accused of failing to pay child support

California music fans may have heard that rapper DMX was taken into custody by the authorities on Oct. 27 after he was accused of failing to pay child support that was owed to his ex-wife. The report stated that the rapper was ordered to pay $10,000 per month for his four children in 2014.