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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into effect on December 22, 2017. For divorcing parents, parties should be aware of changes to dependency exemptions and child tax credits. Prior to the new tax reform, the dependency exemption reduced taxable income, and parents could...

Divorce is a significant tax event that complicates the maze of IRS regulations. Only filing status is discussed here as this is typically, the first step to filing. The IRS allocates five tax filing statuses: single, married filing jointly, married filing separately, head of household,...

A name change signifies a major life event, and an experienced family lawyer can navigate this legal process for you. The most common name change occurs when a wife resumes her maiden name after a divorce. These name changes are routine and simply require testimony...

Divorce is a difficult process with many challenges, and when a divorce crosses state lines, procedural headaches can rise. The first decision is which state court is most appropriate. Unfortunately, either state may bring significant costs or delays. For a specific court to hear a claim,...

Alimony Tax Implications Alimony, “spousal support” or “separate maintenance payments”, could have significant tax implications whether paid or received. Generally, the payer may deduct spousal support from his or her income, and the recipient must report alimony as taxable income. As a result, a divorce attorney...

Dividing pensions and retirement at the time of divorce can be a complex issue. The family court may allow the person who has the pension to retain the full pension, and offset other marital assets against it. Instead, the court may distribute a portion from...