The 2018 Divorce Rush?

Experts predict a surge in divorce cases this year. Why is this year different from all other years? Because in all other years, alimony is deductible to the spouse paying alimony, and next year that deduction will be eliminated. What’s Happening to Alimony?...

What if a Spouse Dies During the Divorce?

Well this is a gloomy post: it’s about death and divorce. In November 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote: “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” If roughly half of marriages end in divorce, there are some odds that a spouse will...

Divorce & April 18th Tax Day

That is not a typo. Tax Day in the U.S. this year is on April 18th. And, if you divorce as of 11:59 p.m. on December 31st, you can file as single for the entire year. Filing “single” might be better for you, and after a divorce, every cent counts. Some people may be...

Divorce to Save Taxes?

By The Law Offices of Ronald H. Kauffman of Ronald H. Kauffman, P.A. posted in Taxes on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. If you were divorced as of 11:59 p.m. on December 31st, you can file as single for the entire year. High-income married couples can get hit with the...