Recent Celeb Divorces in NYC

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We can always live vicariously through celebrities, even when they divorce. This week,it was reported that Tom Middleditch of Silicon Valley fame was ordered to pay his ex-wife more than $2.6 million in their divorce settlement. Not too shabby, considering thewere only married for four years.Another couple that we vicariously watch to see how the […]

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Are Divorce Lawyers Losing Their Jobs in NYC?

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Like anything else that gets media attention today, it always depends on where you look and how much you want to dig. Take COVID divorce rates, for example. On October 16, 2020, the National Law Review published an article that indicated that “divorce rates were spiking,” citing a September 1, 2020 article in the New […]

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Divorces During Lockdown And the Gradual Thaw In Covid-19 Restrictions in the Courts

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Covid-19 has caused New York courts to operate in a limited capacity. In the early days of the pandemic, before things settled down, parties went to extreme measures to have courts adjudicate their pressing issues, including divorce. Going the Extra Mile Take, for example, the case of a Manhattan couple seeking divorce during this time. […]

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Make Sure The Divorce Is Final Before January 1 To Save At Tax Time

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2018 is almost history. So is alimony deduction. The current administration’s efforts to reform the tax law has created a rush on divorce deals. Federal alimony deduction comes to an end at midnight on December 31 and alimony will not be tax-deductible by the spouse making the payments. Under present law, alimony can be deducted […]

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Splitting Up Will Be Complicated — Thanks To New Tax Legislation

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For divorces completed after December 31, 2018, the revised tax rule turns alimony into something non-tax-deductible for the payer and non-taxable for the recipient. The change eliminates the existing tax incentive for bigger supporter payments. The current deduction saves up to 50% in taxes for top earners in high-tax states like New York. Women are […]

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Affordable Mediation Is Growing As An Option To Expensive Divorce Court

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Divorce mediation is all about you and your soon-to-be-ex decided how your own divorce will go. It is also a growing methodology used to work through outstanding issues in a non-adversarial way to the two of you can end your marriage and amicably — and cost effective — as possible. The Top issues usually covered […]

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