Divorce: Seven Common Issues that Can Come Up

Getting divorced is always a harrowing prospect. Even at the best of times, there are a number of personal and financial issues you will need to work out before you get through the divorce process. Before you get into a divorce, it can be best to understand what you are getting into. Here are seven common issues that come up in a divorce proceeding: Continue reading “Divorce: Seven Common Issues that Can Come Up”

Tax Filing Considerations for Divorced Couples

As April 15 quickly approaches, more people are seeking to file their taxes each day. However, for couples who have recently divorced, filing taxes may present unique challenges. Many find themselves asking similar questions regarding how each individual will file their taxes during and after divorce proceedings, which spouse can claim the child or children as dependents, and whether or not alimony and child support are tax-deductible. Continue reading “Tax Filing Considerations for Divorced Couples”

New York Same-Sex Couple Faces Child Custody Complexities

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Recently, the New York Court of Appeals heard arguments in a custody hearing brought by a New York resident who is seeking visitation rights for a child she helped raise with her same-sex partner. The case challenges the scope of New York legislation that limits parental rights to a biological or adoptive tie to the child. According to the University of California, 15 percent of unmarried, same-sex couples are raising children in the United States. Continue reading “New York Same-Sex Couple Faces Child Custody Complexities”