The TV reality show performer is accused of failing to set up a trust for the kids as stipulated in her divorce.
How is it determined? Child support in California is based on a statewide guideline. The formula by which it is determined is rather complex.
You had a long and loving relationship with your Aunt Millie. The bad news is that she recently passed away. The good news is that she left you a lot of money in her will. Let's look into the future for a moment.
The California Family Code provides that if a court makes a finding that a party has "perpetrated domestic violence" against the other party seeking custody of a child, there is a rebuttable presumption that awarding joint or sole legal or physical custody is detrimental to the best interests of the child.
The real question is this: if we are willing not to interfere in the daily lives of those who end up staying in a marriage-happily or not, should we be interfering in the lives of those that choose to divorce?
Once again, I'm in a Cook County Courthouse. How many times have I been here over the last 5 years? I've lost count. Anyway, these are not visits I want to remember. Judge Lopez is a gentle looking man, and soft spoken. But he's been the arbiter of my shattered marriage and, no offense to him, I never want to see him again.