Divorce Time Flies

The New York Times is the latest media outlet noting that a new tax law – that took effect in January – has added a new urgency for many Americans contemplating divorce. Why would a new tax law have such an impact on divorce? Beat the Clock As the New York Times...

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?...

Religious Marriage & Divorce

A recent survey found that 6 in 10 women who had Muslim religious weddings are not in legal marriages, depriving them of spousal rights. Many people have religious weddings, and don’t get a marriage license. What is the importance of the marriage license, and is...

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...

Sex, Marriage and Taxes in court

On behalf of Ronald H. Kauffman, P.A. posted in Marriage on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Alright, this post is not as exciting as the title suggests. But, in March our highest court did hear arguments in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case, and that case has an...