The New Tax Bill to Impact Divorce? How Alimony Will be Affected.
Late last year the new tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was signed by President Trump. The aim of this bill, as with other tax bills, is to reduce the national deficit and create jobs. But these benefits come with a major change to divorce law that will have a major impact on the outcome of divorce agreements and alimony terms, causing divorce proceedings to become more time consuming and expensive.
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Same-Sex Divorce – The Other Side of Same-Sex Marriage in Maryland
As we all know, where there is marriage, there is divorce. At least, that is the case in modern times. But now with the decision of the Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges, the court has ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, and the subject of same-sex divorce is now more relevant than ever, creating many new questions, especially concerning divorce and how the courts will treat same-sex divorce.
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6 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Divorce Lawyer
When the decision to get a divorce has been finalized, and you realize that you need a lawyer to move forward in the process, a whole group of questions is sure to follow. Choosing a lawyer for your divorce should not be a task that is taken lightly, because the outcome of the divorce case has a profound impact on the shape of your future. So how do you go about determining who the right lawyer is for you? Someone you can trust, someone who is looking out for the welfare of your family overall and not just looking for a check? Someone who can be helpful in the long run, if it is needed? Well, here are a few questions to ask yourself when it’s time to narrow down the list.
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The Different Shades of Green Card Marriage
The election of President Trump has made immigration one of the hottest topics in the media, with many non-citizens suddenly unsure about the security of their residency in this country. Some are even hesitant to travel outside the country, fearing they may not be able to re-enter on their return. With deportation on the minds of immigrants, many are left wondering what their options may be to secure their presence in the U.S. – and some, I’m sure, have considered green card marriage as an option.
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The Evolution of Interracial Marriage and How It Can Affect Custody Determination
The landscape of news headlines that have been popular in recent months, including news centered on the election, has had a heavy focus on race. It is even more a topic of discussion now than it has been in the U.S. in recent years. The movie Loving, which was released earlier this month, touches on the topic of race and marriage, and the legal landscape of it all, but in the 50's and 60's. But what about today? What impact can race have on divorce cases or even custody nowadays, or does it even have an impact at all? These are very important questions to ask, and even more importantly, to look for answers for.
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