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Can Noncustodial Parents Claim Their Kids as Exemptions?

As a general rule, the custodial parent claims the children as tax exemptions, but the noncustodial parent can claim the exemption by written agreement or court decree, provided he or she contributes at least $600 toward the support of each applicable child during the...

Many Issues Affect Who Gets the House in a Divorce

The family home is often the most valuable marital asset, so it is natural that both divorcing spouses will want to keep the house. In addition to its value, the family home helps the custodial parent provide a sense of continuity for the children. But both parties...

When Can California Courts Modify Spousal Support?

Spousal support is intended to allow both parties to afford similar lifestyles after divorce. Either party may be required to pay spousal support, or the court may determine that neither party needs it. Regardless of the provisions of the divorce decree, support...

Do you need an attorney who is more sympathetic to wives or husbands?

In initial interviews with potential clients, I am often asked whether I represent more husbands or wives. The answer is that I don’t keep count because it is not important to me. It is my sense that it is about equal. However, I do think it is important that I, and...

Welcome to Our Blog

Announcing the Launch of Our Blog: Family Law & Divorce Advice Welcome to the blog for the Law Offices of Lee W. Salisbury. Our Pasadena, California office handles cases involving family law and divorce. During our more than 30 years of service, we have developed...

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