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May 2017 Archives

Questions to ask before making changes to child custody orders

Custody and visitation decisions during a divorce can be difficult. Once a custody agreement is in place, making changes to the child’s permanent residence can be even more challenging. However, the circumstances of either parent may change, as well as the child’s needs, and the decision may be necessary. Until a parent demonstrates otherwise, the court presumes that the final orders are correct, based on the information available to the judge at the time. To make a modification to a child custody order, the court has a two-pronged test. 

Tax implications associated with receiving alimony

While alimony can help you bridge the gap as you attempt to get back on your feet after a divorce, it's important to keep in mind that the receipt of these funds carries with it many tax obligations as well. Although property settlements or child support are both non-taxable, alimony is the complete opposite.

Divorces among baby boomers on the rise; watch your retirement

If you're a baby boomer getting a divorce, you might have moved beyond the stage at which you need to fight it out with your soon-to-be ex over child custody. There are plenty of other issues that can make divorce negotiations just as heated. Among those, is deciding who is going to gain access to retirement accounts.

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