Category Archives: Modification

Business Owners Cannot Transfer Their Businesses in Order to Terminate Support

In re Marriage of Berman concerned the issue of spousal support and whether a person who is at retirement age can give his business to his new  business partner and spouse and stop paying spousal support. FACTUAL BACKGROUND OF THE … Continue reading

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Modification of Legal Custody

At issue in In re Marriage of Furie was what standard was required to modify legal custody after entry of a stipulated judgment. FACTUAL BACKGROUND OF THE LEGAL CUSTODY ISSUE The parents entered into a stipulated judgment at the time … Continue reading

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Changing Jobs Does not Always Mean a Lower Child Support Order

In re: Marriage of Padilla is a seminal case involving a parent’s right to change jobs after a divorce and a corresponding decrease in child support. FACTUAL BACKGROUND OF THE REQUEST FOR ORDER FOR MODIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT The parties … Continue reading

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Lowering Child Support in California

Marriage of Usher involves a high income earner, substantial child support and a request to lower child support after a judgment has been entered. FACTUAL BACKGROUND OF THE REQUEST FOR ORDER FOR A REDUCTION OF CHILD SUPPORT The father in … Continue reading

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Modification of Spousal Support in Orange County.

The issue in In re Marriage of Khera and Sameer was whether or not spousal support can be adjusted upward without a showing of a change in circumstances after a judgment has been entered. FACTUAL BACKGROUND FOR THE MODIFICATION OF … Continue reading

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Can a Judgment Identify What Constitutes a Change of Circumstance in California?

Anne H. v. Michael B decides the issue of the modification of custody after a final judgment for custody had been issued FACTUAL BACKGROUND OF THE CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS The parties had a child together. At the time of the child’s … Continue reading

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Modification of Spousal Support

In Re Marriage of Hoffmeister discussed a modification of a spousal support when the supporting party’s income increased substantially. FACTUAL BACKGROUND FOR THE MODIFICATION OF SPOUSAL SUPPORT The parties were married for more than 23 years. At the time of the … Continue reading

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