Why Do I Need an Estate Plan Since the Change in Tax Law?

June 24, 2019

President Trump’s administration has seen a host of changes.  One of the most sweeping changes is the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  The law was passed and then signed into law in December 2017.  This legislation overhauled many areas of the federal tax code, including tax credits for minor children, itemized deductions, and estate taxes.  […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Estate Planning and Income Taxes

February 7, 2019

There are many important reasons to have a detailed and personalized estate plan, including making your wishes for advanced health care known, placing the apportionment of your estate in the hands of someone you trust, and making sure your assets are distributed to your chosen beneficiaries.  There are many moving parts to making sure that […]

Read More

How Do Gifts Fit My Estate Plan

December 27, 2018

Giving our friends and family a financial boost in the form of gifts can be a rewarding experience for both sides.  By giving a gift, you help to ensure their future stability, and by receiving the gift, your friend or family member can work to build the future that he or she envisions.  However, gift giving cannot […]

Read More

New Tax Law and Estate Planning

June 29, 2018

The new administration has brought a great many changes. One of the most sweeping changes has been to the federal tax code. In late 2017, President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. This law made many changes to a variety of tax code provisions ranging from real estate to divorce […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More