The Parties, The Lawyers, The Judge And Uncle Sam: The Key Players In Most Divorces

Many divorces involve alimony, child support and the division of assets - all of which involve taxation issues. Litigants tend to overlook the impact that these provisions will have on their taxes. As lawyers, however, we consistently take the tax consequences into account in determining what is fair and equitable under the circumstances. Alimony payments are considered income for the person to whom the payments are made, and are deductible to … Read More

Harrison & Hannah: Two With An Interest In Taxation

Tax season is in full swing. Thanks to Jeanne Hannah, Michigan divorce lawyer, for her summary of the IRS tax resourcesthat may be of interest to current, and former, divorce litigants. Hannah's recent post provides links to the IRS forms and publications that address an individual's filing status, exemptions, tax interceptions and claims for innocent spouse relief: IRS Publication 504: Divorced or Separated Individuals; IRS Form 8379: … Read More

Podcast: Spousal Maintenance: Factors Considered By The Court

The Family Law Show returns with an overview of spousal maintenance (alimony) awards under Minnesota law. Alimony is an emotionally-charged issue, with significant financial implications for both parties. The spouse asked to pay rarely wants to, while the spouse asking for support usually needs it. What is the Court going to do? Topics discussed in this podcast include the role fault plays in an alimony award, the factors the court will … Read More