Should You Push for Temporary or Permanent Spousal Support?

When Mark and Sarah got married, Sarah decided to quit her job and become a stay-at-home mom. After several years, the couple decided to divorce. Sarah planned to re-enter the workforce, but knew she still needed spousal support to make ends meet following the divorce. Sarah has two options. She can start with temporary support and later request permanent support. Which type of support should she choose? This Read More

4 Things to Keep in Mind About Traveling With Your Children After a Divorce

With beautiful weather taking hold and Memorial Day weekend fresh in our memories, it feels as if summer is finally here. Soon, your school-age children will be coming home with their final report cards, ready for their summer vacation. This year is different, however. You and your spouse have recently divorced, and the summer is broken up into certain weeks that the children will spend with you and others that Read More

The National Advocates Announces Madan Ahluwalia as One of Its Top 100 Lawyers in California

For immediate release The National Advocates is pleased to announce that Madan Ahluwalia of Ahluwalia Law in San Jose has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 attorneys in California for Immigration, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers as recognition of their superior skills and qualifications in the field. The selection for this exclusive list is limited to only 100 attorneys in each state Read More

What’s Yours is Ours: Social Security Benefits After Divorce

California family law has a presumption that under most circumstances, property acquired by either spouse while married becomes part of the marital estate and is subject to division upon divorce. There is one notable exception, and that is Social Security benefits. This is because these payments are governed by federal instead of state law, and a California judge lacks the authority to divide them after Read More