September

Blog Posts in September, 2010

  • Are You Covered? Your Health Insurance Options

    Navigating a divorce can be, and usually is, overwhelming and frightening. There are multiple things to think about, many of which are in an area you know little or nothing about. During the divorce process, you are confronted with issues of estate planning, taxes, the inner workings of a spouse’s business financials, retirement accounts, and child custody. A small, but essential, area important ...
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  • Even During Divorce, That Tax Man Cometh. But You Do Have Filing Options?

    As you initiate your divorce action, annulment proceeding, or legal separation, your tax filing status does not automatically change. However, as your case proceeds through the legal process, you should consider a number of tax filing options and some rules governing taxable income and deductions. You are only considered “unmarried” for tax filing status if your final decree of divorce or legal ...
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  • Capturing Costs & Containing the Bill: Make Decisions That Will Help Keep Your Legal Expenses Manageable

    By Mark A. Chinn Most lawyers become lawyers because they like to help people. They care very much that their life’s work is viewed as a service to people and to the betterment of the community and nation. For that reason, many lawyers are somewhat embarrassed to bring up the subject of fees. But lawyers know that clients need to know the basis for the charges they are about to incur. So, if your ...
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  • Your Alimony Aptitude: What Type of Alimony Do You Need & How Will the Court See It?

    By Gregory Forman When considering alimony (sometimes referred to as maintenance), it is important to understand the four basic types of alimony. 1. Permanent periodic alimony : a fixed amount paid at fixed intervals (typically monthly). It does not end until the payor dies or the supported spouse remarries or dies, but it can be modified upon a showing of a change in circumstances. 2. ...
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