Effective January 1, 2019, new federal tax laws go into effect which significantly impact alimony. Under long-standing tax law, alimony has been tax deductible for the person paying it and taxable income for the person receiving it.
The traditional litigation process often encourages parties to take a “win-lose” approach to divorce. Every divorce is different, but before pursuing litigation, everyone should consider the benefits mediation can offer.
When filing for divorce, a party must identify the underlying basis, known as a cause of action, to justify why he/she is entitled to a divorce. These causes of action include both “fault” and “no fault” grounds. Historically, the only “no fault” cause of action was eighteen months separation, while the “fault” based actions included […]
It may be tempting to think about representing yourself during your divorce. Maybe you’re in the business field or own your own company and think that you know how to negotiate. You may believe you can spot a “good deal” when you see it and that you will be able to settle your case on […]