Posts Tagged ‘Spousal Support’

The New (Divorce) Tax Law…and Race to the Finish Line

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

In December of last year, the President signed into effect a new tax law. Among other things, this law will affect the tax impact of the payments of spousal support (also called maintenance or alimony).


What If My Spouse Has Unreported Income?

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

What If My Spouse Has Unreported Income? by Debra Rubin

It’s not uncommon to find that somebody who is living a $300,000-a-year lifestyle is reporting $40,000 on their income tax returns.

It is a common scenario where one party in a divorce operates their own business in which certain expenses are run through the business, and/or fails to report all income on tax returns. Business owners will sometimes pay things like their car payments and cell phone bills through their business, but some people are even more brazen and charge any number of personal expenses directly through the auspices of the company they own. This can occur in any type of business or even a professional practice.


Domestic Partnerships in New York

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Domestic Partnerships in New York By Gayle Rosenblum

What is a Domestic Partnership?

A domestic partnership under the laws of the State and City of New York is for couples that have a close and committed personal relationship. There is an application fee of $35 to become a domestic partnership. To revoke a domestic partnership, there is a separate flat fee of $27.


Social Media and Your Divorce

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Social Media and Your Divorce By Debra L RubinIf you are going through a divorce, it is wise to be very particular about how and when you use social media. Depending on the platform you use, you may be inadvertently revealing information that could hurt your case in court.

Here are some basic tips:

Don’t post anything that is blatantly inappropriate or that can create an unwanted impression of your finances. Even if you mean it to be a joke, it can make you appear less fit as a parent if you are involved in a custody hearing. Also, if you are posting about your leisure activities, it can make you appear as if you have a substantial amount of extra money available to spend.    (more…)