Category Archives: Common Law Marriage

A new divorce law that’s gone to the dogs

In a couple days, a new divorce law goes into effect in California that reflects something I’ve been seeing for decades; it is a good thing. As of January 1st, judges in divorce cases for which the custody of pets is involved will take what’s in the best interest of the pets’ welfare into account…
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‘Tis the Season…For Divorces?

Tis the season....for divorces? A few days ago, I appeared on Fox News discussing a change in tax law that goes into effect January 1: alimony will no longer be tax deductible. It's a worrying change for those whose divorces won't be finalized before the end of this year. For all intents and purposes, because of…
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Divorcing in September

A few days ago, Time Magazine tweeted a headline that, understandably, caught my eye: “Most Divorces Happen in These Two Months.” The article it linked to—on Health.com, from Time Health—explained that more divorces are initiated in August and March than during the others months of the year. It’s a subject I’ve been interviewed about many…
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On deciding to get divorced now…

A couple weeks ago, a headline in the The New York Times grabbed my attention. It read: "'Hurry Up and Get a Divorce?' For the Rich, There's an Incentive."   The piece explains that, as of January 1, 2019, alimony will not be tax deductible. For high net worth clients, that change, of course, can amount…
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