Category: Divorce

Will Divorce Be More Expensive in 2019?

July 09, 2018 | Alimony, Blog, Complex Financial Issues, Divorce, Tax Issues

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

On December 31, 2018, the tax deduction for alimony will be ending under new federal tax laws.  If you are in the middle of a divorce, or thinking about it, you might want to sit up and take notice. As author of the legal tax reference Frumkes & Vertz on Divorce Taxation, I’ve been reporting on and teaching colleagues all about these changes. Here are some explanations why decisive action […]

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5 Tips to Affording Your Divorce

June 28, 2018 | Blog, Complex Financial Issues, Divorce

Icon for author Joseph Williams Joseph Williams

One of the most common questions asked of a divorce lawyer is “How much is this going to cost?”  While your lawyer cannot ultimately control the cost of your case, here are five tips to help ensure your divorce is as cost-efficient as possible: If possible, work directly with your spouse. While you will need to rely on the expertise of your lawyer for many decisions, if you can agree […]

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3 Steps to Protect Your Finances During a Divorce

June 04, 2018 | Blog, Complex Financial Issues, Divorce

Icon for author Lindsay Nemit Lindsay Nemit

In a recent survey, nearly 65 percent of Americans told CreditCards.com they lose sleep worrying about financial concerns. Everyday financial stresses weigh us down and those worries are bound to be compounded by a divorce. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to prepare yourself and your finances for divorce to minimize uncertainty and help you sleep easier. Follow these three easy steps: First, it is critical to have a […]

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Considering Divorce: Discover Options

May 23, 2018 | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Blog, Collaborative Law, Divorce, Mediation

Icon for author Heather Trostle Smith Heather Trostle Smith

No two marriages are the same, and so it only follows no two divorces will be the same either. While the majority of divorcing couples today choose the traditional model of litigated divorce, keep in mind litigated does not mean the divorce ends up in court. In fact, the vast majority of all divorce cases are resolved by an out-of-court settlement agreement, each choosing a slightly different route of dispute […]

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