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CA Appellate Court caps bonus spousal support payment based on change of circumstances and reasonable expectations of parties.

Usually, a person who has been ordered to pay spousal support does not run to court seeking a reduction in support after she or he has just received a large raise — the risk being the court could order an increase in support because of the increase in…

The fiscal cliff deal and its impact on child support and spousal support

The amount of taxes an individual pays is one of the significant factors impacting the amount of support paid.   As a result of the fiscal cliff deal, aka the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012” (“The Act”),  a high earner who pays support under an existing support obligation…