Spousal Support & The New Tax Law

No Longer a Tax Deduction

The new tax laws enacted by Congress have changed the way spousal support (alimony) is treated. Beginning January 1, 2019, it will no longer be a tax deduction for the payor. The law applies only to spousal support obligations arising from court orders and agreements made after December 31, 2018. Modifications of prior spousal support orders will only be impacted if the modification “opts-in” the tax treatment.

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Parenting Seminar: Putting the Family First

It’s A Requirement Franklin County’s local rules require parents in a divorce, dissolution, or legal separation proceeding to attend  Putting the Children First.  Typically, parents must complete this parenting seminar within 45 days of filing with the Court.  The course can be taken in person or on-line.  You can register at: http://www.actionforchildren.org/view.php?nav_id=82 Putting the Children First … Read moreParenting Seminar: Putting the Family First

Business Valuations in Divorce

In some divorces or dissolutions, one or both of the parties own a small business. When contemplating terminating your marriage, it may be necessary to conduct a valuation of the business to determine its worth or prepare for sale. This post will provide a brief overview of considerations in such circumstances.

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The Military & Your Family Law Case

Family law issues can be made more complex when one or both parties are a member of the military.  Due to special laws and considerations, you will want to consult an attorney experienced in military cases. Each branch of the armed forces has special regulations regarding the minimum financial responsibility to a service member’s spouse … Read moreThe Military & Your Family Law Case

Finding the Best Attorney for YOU

At Wood & Long, LLC our exclusive focus on family law gives us the necessary knowledge and experience to assist you with your family law issue. However, while finding a knowledgeable and experienced attorney is vital, there are several other important factors to consider when finding the best attorney to assist you with your family law issue. There are three major factors we recommend you consider when choosing the right attorney for you.

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Where Do I File For Divorce?

Occasionally we get questions from potential clients wondering where they should file for divorce or dissolution. Should they file in the county where they got married? Should they file where they are now living? What if the parties live in different counties? We hope to provide some basic information about this topic in this blog post.

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The Importance of Clarity

Your Divorce Decree or Separation Agreement, which outlines how property from the marital estate is to be divided should be written in clear, concise, and precise language. The importance of clarity and precision cannot be understated. All too often, the parties have a different interpretation of the same sentence. This can lead to additional litigation and attorney fees when the parties start to dispute the language used.

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