Taxes and Dependents

February 20, 2020

Divorce or separation can be a difficult and complicated process.  There are many important considerations, not least of which is what type of parenting schedule will be best for the children you share with your spouse or partner.  One of the more challenging aspects of settling your parenting issues or even getting it ready for […]

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Why You Need a Will Even If You Have a Trust

June 26, 2019

There are many important considerations when making an estate plan.  An estate plan can provide you with the opportunity to create stability and structure for your friends and family both before and after you pass away.  There are a variety of instruments that can be included in your estate plan.  Two of the most common […]

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Child Support, Child Custody, and Taxes

May 8, 2019

Issues of child support and child custody are often at the center of hotly contested family law cases.  Parents clearly just want what is best for their children, and when they cannot agree what that means, a judge will make a decision on child custody based on what is in the children’s best interest.  With […]

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Consistent Basis Reporting and the IRS

April 15, 2019

Planning for your future includes ensuring you have a well thought out and tailor made estate plan.  A good estate plan will help you achieve your goals and support your family and loved ones after you pass.  Proper estate planning requires a multitude of considerations, including taxes.  The IRS describes estate taxes as a tax […]

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Innocent Spouse Relief and Taxes

March 21, 2019

During a marriage, it is very common for one spouse to be primarily responsible for the financial aspects, such as paying bills, making investments, and making sure the parties’ taxes are paid.  When the parties are later divorce, one or both spouses may discover that there are aspects of the couple’s finances of which they […]

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Divorce and Taxes

March 20, 2019

The end of a marriage requires attention to many logistic issues.  These issues include where to a get a new home, whether to choose a new career, and how the children’s time will be divided.  When making a decision about whether to come to an agreement with the other party, these issues will come into […]

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Liens, Real Estate, and Your Estate Plan

November 9, 2018

Buying real estate can be an essential component in your strategy for long-term financial security and stability.  A family home, rental property, or vacation cabin can all be excellent vehicles to ensure solidity and permanence for your friends and family after you are gone.  When your estate is being distributed, the debts will have to […]

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New Tax Law and Spousal Maintenance

June 22, 2018

Divorce almost always means that both spouses need to do some substantial financial rearranging. Whereas couples used to have two people to contribute to the utilities, housing expenses, and child expenses, after divorce, the spouses will each have to figure out how to pay the bills and meet expenses on just one income. Spousal maintenance, […]

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New Tax Law and Real Estate

June 21, 2018

For many families, real estate and the family home are some of the most important investments they will make. Many people rely on investing money in their homes as a safe investment for their future and that of their family. In December 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which made sweeping changes […]

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New Tax Law and Health Care

June 20, 2018

It is no secret that health care, health insurance, and the Affordable Care Act have been at the center of many lively debates since the new administration took office. Since taking office, President Trump has taken several administrative actions to remove many provisions of the Affordable Care Act. In December 2017, Congress passed a new […]

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