The recent decision by Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa to forego divorce in favor of working out their differences is significant for several reasons. Most importantly their children will not have their lives turned upside down by the division of their family, and will continue to have Mommy and Daddy raising them together. Hopefully the decision was not financially motivated, but we would be remiss if we didn’t also point out the fact that Bryant will save millions of dollars in child support and spousal support. Based on his reported income, Bryant could have been ordered to pay $1.3 million per month in payments to Vanessa if she were awarded primary physical custody. Additionally, since the Bryants celebrated their tenth anniversary in 2011, their marriage is considered by California law to be long term. What this means is that all wages earned, and all items purchased since the day the exchanged nuptials would likely be considered community property and divided between the two accordingly. At the Law Offices of Judy L. Burger, we will aggressively pursue the best outcome possible for you in your divorce or custody proceedings. Judy L. Burger is known for her tenacious representation of clients in high conflict cases in and around the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento areas. If you are a parent facing a divorce or custody dispute, call us today to learn more about how we can help. Call (415)293-8314 in the San Francisco Bay area or (916)631-1935 in the Sacramento area, or contact us online via our confidential inquiry form.