Divorce is one of the biggest financial decisions of a lifetime. All assets and debts that accumulated during the marriage will be divided. Parenting time and expenses for children will be set. These decisions impact each party’s financial outcome and holds tax implications for both parties. Having a tax advisor guide you through the divorce process helps avoid any surprises come tax season.…
Divorce is one of the biggest financial decisions of a lifetime. All assets and debts that accumulated during the marriage will be divided. Parenting time and expenses for children will be set. These decisions impact each party’s financial outcome and holds tax implications for both parties. Having a tax advisor guide you through the divorce process helps avoid any surprises come tax season.…
The wonderful world of social media provides positive connections in a time when most people are trying to stay apart.  Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, or any other online source can be beneficial to keeping in touch with friends and family.  When it comes to a divorce or custody action, however, social media can be your worst frenemy.  The following are some ground rules to follow when using social media while facing a divorce or custody…
Marriages are one of the happiest events that can occur in one’s lifetime. Friends and family come together to celebrate the lifelong bond between two individuals that love each other. Understandably, the last thing on the soon-to-be-married couple’s minds is the division of property should their marriage end. While prenuptial agreements resolve the issue before the couple is married, postnuptial agreements are similar contracts that are not made until after the marriage has already taken…
If you and/or your spouse have children from a prior relationship, it is important to plan for the future of your children. But what legal rights do stepparents have regarding their stepchildren? If you have ever spoken with an attorney, it probably doesn’t surprise you to hear that the answer is “it depends.” Understandably, being a stepparent adds a few wrinkles that otherwise do not exist for biological parents.…
Every parent is in uncharted territory when it comes to parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Parents going through a separation or divorce and those parents following a court ordered parenting time schedule have an added layer of complexity and uncertainty. While there are no correct answers for every situation, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts have published guidelines to follow during the pandemic:…
When a custody battle heads to court, both parties want to present the strongest case possible.  However, the court is there to determine a custody situation that is in the best interests of the child – not to determine which party is the better parent.  To keep this in perspective and to present a strong case to the court, keep in mind how you, your former significant other, and any other witnesses will testify regarding…