gray divorce
April
19
2019
The Rising Trend of Gray Divorce
Over the past two decades, as the divorce rate among couples ages 25-39 decreased, the divorce rate among adults age 50+ increased by 109 percent, according to Pew Research. This phenomenon is known as “gray divorce,” the process of divorcing later in life.
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March
21
2019
How the 2019 Tax Laws Will Change Divorce
At the end of 2017, the one thing everyone seemed to be talking about was the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. More specifically, everyone was worried about how the new Act would affect the treatment of alimony. At the end of 2018, the deductibility of alimony for payors ended, as did the inclusion of alimony as income for recipients. As a result, people scrambled to get their divorces completed before the Act came into practice. Now that it’s 2019, it’s time to talk about what these changes really mean for families seeking a divorce.
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March
7
2019
How Do Pets Affect Custody Battles?
In this day and age, pets are a very common presence within the family unit. Oftentimes, pets are seen as an extra member of the family, integral as anyone else in the household. So, when the family breaks apart, it’s only natural that people ask: “Who gets the dog?” The fights can be intense, driving many couples to extreme bouts of frustration. However, a new California law seeks to rectify this, giving “pet custody” cases an easier solve.
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January
24
2019
Divorce for the Richest Man in the World
After 25 years of marriage, Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos is splitting from his wife MacKenzie. The couple put out a shared statement on Wednesday, January 9 from the Amazon CEO’s Twitter account, stating that although they are separating, they will continue their “shared life as friends.”
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October
9
2018
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Resources
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As a divorce attorney, I have come across too many cases of divorce on the grounds of domestic abuse and domestic violence. This makes this issue something I not only pay close attention to, but also have strong feelings towards. I’ve seen the damage domestic violence can cause an individual physically, mentally, and emotionally and feel the need to be of assistance. This blog has resources I trust with supportive information that can help you, a friend, or a family member going through this traumatic experience.
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