Can My Ex Not Let Me See My Kids If I’m Not Paying Support? Los Angeles Child Custody Lawyer David Pisarra explains that Support and Visitation are SEPARATE issues. The ex should not be withholding visits over money you owe.

Are you wondering if your ex can withhold visitation because you’re behind in your child support? Let me help you with that question. My name is David Pisarra, I’m with MensFamilyLaw.com. the short answer is No. Because Child Custody and Child Support are in theory separate issues that are not supposed to infringe on each other.

Your ex cannot withhold your court ordered visitation if you are behind in your child support. Doesn’t matter if you’re behind a day, a week, five years. the point is that you have a court order that says you are supposed to see your child on whatever the days are. that is a court order that she must abide by. That’s a separate issue from whether or not you’re supposed to be paying child support. IF you’re supposed to be paying child support, whether or not you’ve had a loss of your job, a drop in your income is not relevant to whether or not you’re supposed to pay child support. If there’s a court order for you to pay X amount of dollars per month you must pay that. If you need to go in and have that changed because of you’ve suffered a drop in your income or the loss of a job, you have to go in and start doing that process, but that’s a separate issue from whether or not your ex can withhold your opportunity to have a relationship with your child. Why do I tell you all this? Because I answer questions like this on a regular basis. Please feel free to check out our website, read my blog, read my books, watch the other videos and if you still have questions, feel free to give me a call, I’m more than happy to talk to you. Take care and remember a cheeseburger and a chocolate shake will get you through just about everything.

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How Do I Estimate My Child Support? Los Angeles Child Custody Lawyer David Pisarra explains. When it comes to estimating a child support award there are three main factors, child custody and the incomes of the parents.

 

 

Hey are you trying to figure out what your child support is going to be?Let me give you some insight. My name is David Pisarra from Mensfamilylaw.com. The way in which child support is figured is three big factors. Your income, your ex’s income and how much time you spend with the child. Traditionally most men get every other weekend and a Wednesday night pizza dinner. It’s not right, it’s not wrong, but it is what is.

That works out to approximately 20% custodial time with your kids. Most men are not happy with that but it’s what we’re stuck with. If we take a look at that as sort of a base line number.Next up is her income. She’s probably going to try not to show a lot of income and keep it low. She’s probably going to be underemployed. Probably going to say she can’t get a real job. Probably going to say that she’s gotta raise the kids she can only work part time. Well that may or may not be true, depends on how old the children are, and how close they are to school and how close you are to school. The other big factor is your income. Now your income is probably gonna be the big number that we’re going to look at. For the most part if you’re a salaried employee we’re just kinda stuck with it. So, Take whatever your income is, figure with a 20% custodial share, which is every other weekend and a Wednesday night pizza dinner, you’re gonna be looking at about 25% of your GROSS paycheck is going to be your child support. That’s not including alimony. That’s not including a second child. If you’ve a second child that number is going to go up. Maybe it’s going to be 30% of your gross income.The way we try to bring those numbers back down is we try to get you more custodial time because the more time you have with your child, the lower you’re child support is going to be. That means that if we can get you a week on/week off 50%/50% your child support is going to drop to maybe 15% of what your gross income is going to be. But that also means that mom’s now got a greater availability to go find a job as her income comes up, your child support will go down. So these are all the variables that we play with. The general rule is that you’re going to get every other weekend, figure 25% of your gross paycheck is going to be your child support and with those kinda numbers thats sorta like a rule of thumb for you to make some estimates on what your child support is going to be. I hope that helped you if you’ve got other questions, please feel free to call me or check us out on the web at MensFamilyLaw.com. I answer questions all the time and remember a cheeseburger and a chocolate shake will get you through just about everything. Take Care

 

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The final movie ! How to get a judgment of final divorce and be free to go get married again! It’s a complicated part, this is the big kahuna of forms that you have to file and have them all correct. You may even want to have an experience attorney review your judgment package, since this is so crucial to getting it signed off by the judge.

 

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More strategies to end paying Alimony / Spousal Support. I discuss Gavron Warnings, and how to limit, or even stop paying alimony / spousal support. In today’s world there are new expectation of who should be supported and for how long. Men can get alimony today, although the ex-wife generally hates paying the spousal support! the times they are achangin’.

 

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If you’re paying Alimony / Spousal Support, and you want to limit it, or even stop paying, you should watch this movie. I discuss Vocational Evaluations and how to use them to limit the Spousal Support / Alimony that someone is entitled to.

The vocational evaluation is a test of what someone can be expected to earn based on their education, life experience, work history and a number of other factors. It’s very useful in limiting support and sometimes in ending it.

 

 

 

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How much does a divorce cost?

Published on 13 April 2019 by in blog

I answer this question, probably on average, daily.

The cost of a divorce or a paternity case or a child custody matter is always hard to answer because there are so many factors involved. It’s like saying how much to build a house? Is it a 700 square foot tiny house? Or a 35,000 square foot mansion on a mountaintop?

In Jessie Williams divorce his ex is taking him to the mountaintop! His attorneys are $700 an hour which means hers are as well. Plus there’s the accountants to figure out how much money he really has. They’re making between $200-500 an hour as well.

Mr Williams has to pay for all of it probably since he makes over $500,000 a month on the show Greys Anatomy plus residuals.

Read the full story here.

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Now that have filed, exchanged all your financial information, you’re ready to ask for a trial, if you need to go to trial. This movie explains what that is, when you need it, and how to do it. Be sure to have your witness lists, exhibit lists and those trial workbooks ready. You nee three books, one for you, one for the court and one for judge, a FOURTH one if you are going to have witnesses.

 

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When you need to ask the judge to order something, like Spousal Support or control of an asset, you file a Request for Order. This movie explains how to do it. Commonly in divorces one party wants to ask for spousal support – alimony – from the other, and there is a form for that….

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Part of divorce is disclosing everything, I mean EVERYTHING! That’s done by using Discovery – we use Form Interrogatories to start. This movie about what Form Interrogatories are and how send and respond to them. Making sure that the other party discloses all the money, assets and debts is a major part of going through a dissolution.

 

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Obsession. The crazy Ex. Unhealthy relationships. They’re wild and fun and insane and dangerous.

We’ve all had those experiences where the chemistry is off the charts. It the match is soooooooooo wrong.

This is a podcast series from The LOS Angeles Times about the topic. 5 episodes worth listening to.

https://www.latimes.com/brandpublishing/entertainmentplus/obsession/podcast-page-story.html

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