With the new Tax and Jobs Act, the tax treatment of alimony has changed, but so have the formulas and/or considerations for calculating alimony payments. To learn more read the article, “Is Divorce Becoming a Tax Strategy Game?“
Remember that your children are 50% of each parent. If you insult or criticize the other parent, you are hurting that part of your child. Every child wants to love both parents. And please don’t discuss your divorce or any other adult issues with your teenager. They may seem grown up to you, but teenagers… [Read More]
An argument is not emotional abuse so where do you draw the line? The following article, “When Is It Emotional Abuse?,” outlines what emotional abuse is: a painful and serious behavioral pattern in which the primary effort is for the abuser to control their partner by manipulating their emotions.
Getting divorced is a big step. I consider divorce a life transition which is one reason that the divorce mediation process is helpful–so that you don’t stagnate in the long drawn out process of litigating your divorce. The following article, “Should You Divorce? 12 Questions to Consider,” includes some insightful questions to ask yourself before… [Read More]
Make sure that when you are deciding whether you or your children’s needs are best served by retaining your martial residence or agreeing to offset a liquid asset against an illiquid retirement asset, that you consider your need for access to cash and the tax ramifications of your decisions. You should address these concerns with… [Read More]