If you were lucky enough to receive an annual bonus from your employer
this year, you may have a lot of exciting plans for that money. Whether
you intended for your bonus to end up in your savings, be spent towards
a trip, or go towards any other purchase, the unfortunate truth is that
you may not be able to do so if you are divorced. Depending on if you
share any children with your ex-spouse, or reached an agreement which involved
alimony, your bonus will not remained untouched.
If you are paying spousal or
child support to your ex-spouse, the state of California will consider any and all income
you earn as part of its calculation of support. This means you will be
facing the argument that your bonus should be factored into monthly calculation
of support. In order to combat this rather unfair ordinance, you will
need to enlist in the help of a strongminded and aggressive Pasadena divorce
lawyer who will fight to help you keep your rightfully earned income as your own.
The following forms of income are considered when calculating child or
- Trust income
- Workers’ compensation benefits
- Unemployment insurance benefits
- Disability benefits
- Social security benefits
- Spousal support paid by someone else
Contact Our Pasadena Divorce Lawyers Today
At Goldberg & Gille, we understand just how essential it is that your
finances are fairly sorted out before, during, and after the
divorce process. If you feel you are being ordered to pay more child or spousal
support than necessary or even possible, we want to correct this injustice
on your behalf. Our client’s success and satisfaction is our ultimate
goal, which is why our experienced and skilled Pasadena divorce lawyers
have earned the prestigious reputation of delivering the results our clients deserve.
To schedule an initial consultation with our team, please don’t hesitate to
contact us by calling (626) 340-0955.