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Using a Private Investigator in a Divorce With Alimony
Learn more about how a private investigator can help you in a divorce. ... READ MORE

Divorce Alimony FAQ
Get answers to some of the most common questions about alimony. ... READ MORE

Should Alimony Be "Til Death Do Us Part"?
Marriage has changed in the last few decades. Women no longer expect to stay at home, and make up almost half of the workforce in America. However, when it comes to divorce law, alimony hasn't completely changed with the times. Even though many women are in the work force, the idea that a husband must ... READ MORE

Military Divorce and Spousal Support
Members of the military are subject to special rules when it comes to divorce. Military rules control how a military member's pension is divided. The amount of spousal support is based on the law of the state where the divorce is filed. The divorce may be filed in the state where the military member ... READ MORE

Tax Matters for Alimony and Maintenance - Part 2
Continued from Tax Matters for Alimony and Maintenance - Part 1 Requirement of Divorce or Separation Instrument To qualify as alimony or a separate maintenance payment, a payment must be received under a divorce decree or separation agreement. Such documents include: A decree of divorce or separate maintenance ... READ MORE

Alimony and Spousal Support: There's No One-Size-Fits-All Answer
No doubt, divorce has a big impact on your life. Your personal relationship with your spouse changes, obviously, and so does your relationship with your children. Your finances change, too. Often in divorces, a spouse is ordered to pay alimony (also called spousal support or maintenance) to the other ... READ MORE

Deductions for Alimony & the Family Residence
Divorce is complicated and stressful enough as it is. Between dealing with the emotional issues, often there are disputes over dividing the property, child custody and support and a dozen other things. Finally, it's all over, and then you're hit with a surprise: Income taxes. In many divorces, alimony ... READ MORE

Spousal Support after Divorce
Alimony is money that one spouse pays to the other after a divorce. Sometimes alimony is called spousal support or spousal maintenance. Each state has its own laws on alimony. Generally, alimony is not an automatic right and judges are not required to order it. Whether you receive or pay alimony depends ... READ MORE

Tax Matters for Alimony and Maintenance - Part 1
Under Internal Revenue Code(IRC) 71, alimony or separate maintenance payments, also commonly called "spousal support," are deductible by the payor spouse and must be included in the gross (total) income of the payee spouse. The deduction for alimony is particularly valuable to the payor because it is ... READ MORE

Can Alimony Payments Be Changed
Alimony is money paid by one spouse to the other after a divorce. Today, it is often referred to as “spousal support.” In most states, permanent spousal support is usually awarded only when one spouse has been economically dependent on the other spouse for most of a long marriage. Alimony laws in ... READ MORE


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2017 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Include Sweeping Changes

After months of secret meetings and closed-door discussions, the 2017 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines are now seeing the light of day with an effective date less than two months away. We cover ... Read more

Spousal Maintenance

When a Minnesota couple gets a divorce, one person may be required to pay alimony to the other. In most cases, the alimony is tax-deductible for the person who pays, and the person who gets the alimon ... Read more

Spousal Maintenance

If you have been financially dependent upon your spouse and now you are going through a divorce, your economic outlook may not seem too bright. Figuring out your monetary situation can be a challenge. ... Read more

Is My New Spouse Required to Contribute to My Child’s College Expenses?

In Pennsylvania, a parent’s basic duty to pay child support endures until the child has reached the traditional age of majority, 18 years, or graduates high school, whichever occurs later. Howev ... Read more

Modifying Spousal Support

Is a piece of paper sufficient protection? Are words signed in ink adequate defense against an ex-spouse going against his or her word? Let’s take a look. A woman recently approached us with the ... Read more

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