Hidden Assets & Marital Fraud

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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What Celebrities Know About ‘Prenups’ The Average Person Doesn’t

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What can celebrities teach us mere mortals about marriage, divorce and a prenuptial? Plenty if we just pay attention. Matt Lauer Former “Today Show” host Matt Lauer is going the extra mile to give his soon-to-be-ex everything she wants from the divorce. Lauer feels so guilty for cheating, he’s ready to hand over a multimillion […]

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Would You Destroy Your Marriage To Save Your Spouse

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Critics worry health care reform would undermine basic American family values. Talk to some and you find they believe emerging death panels ready to put Grandma away. Peel back the emotions and irrational fear mongering and the facts become apparent. The existing system unnecessarily takes lives and tears families apart. Rich and Wanda Rich and […]

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Not All Mediation Techniques Were Created Equal

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“Mediation?” asked Bobby as Molly, his wife of 21-years, cleared the table. “What exactly is ‘mediation‘? Molly silently shrugged. She wasn’t sure. She had heard the term tossed around at the Honda dealership where she worked. “Something about settling disagreements without going to court,” she said, almost to herself. Molly was partly right. Mediation is […]

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