August 2018

Alimony Deduction Tax Bill
Amy Saunders, Esq.

Alimony Payers Lose Tax Deduction Under GOP Bill

The final version of the new alimony deduction tax plan is in effect. The new alimony deduction tax bill affects divorces carried out after December 31, 2018. The new rule won’t affect anyone already paying alimony. This move makes ending marriages an even more drawn-out and expensive process, and could be particularly painful for lower-income couples. This

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bankruptcy means test
Catherine Becker Good, Esq.

What Is A Bankruptcy Means Test?

Chapter 7 allows individuals to essentially walk away from their debt, without repercussion.  The purpose is to give individuals that qualify a “fresh start.” In 2005, the United States Bankruptcy Court revamped their criteria for determining whether an individual was “qualified” to file for relief under Chapter 7 of the US Bankruptcy Code. The hope

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Catherine Becker Good, Esq.

Do You Need A Bankruptcy Lawyer?

Recently the Bankruptcy Court revised its bankruptcy petition to make it more user friendly because it recognized that many people filing for bankruptcy were filing without the assistance of legal counsel.  The bankruptcy petition is approximately 50 pages long. While it is a fill in the blank form more or less, you must be aware

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Dog Ownership Dispute - Pet Custody Laws - Dogs and Divorce
Amy Saunders, Esq.

Who Gets The Dog? Pet Custody and Divorce

Who gets the dog? This is a question I often deal with, from parties who are married and unmarried alike–the undoing of partnership and family (which does include pets). As a divorce attorney, I deal with this very often and take it very seriously – as dogs, particularly, for many people, hold the same affinity

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Late Night? Thinking of Divorce?

It’s the middle of the night, and you are up thinking about divorce. You are not alone. I help clients every day and night in the same situation and I can promise you, that in time everything will work out. It may not feel that way now, but you are doing the right thing by

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Amy Saunders, Esq.

If anyone understands divorce, it’s Attorney Amy Saunders. She was a thriving corporate lawyer when she was thrusted into her own divorce and the life of a single, working mother. It was this personal experience that ultimately led her to redirect her practice to divorce law to offer her clients a new approach through what can be a

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