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February 2018 Archives

Divorce and a place to live

One of the issues addressed during a divorce is where to live once it is finalized. To make the right choice, Texas divorcees have to consider how they will be impacted financially, emotionally and practically.

After the accident – what next?

If you’ve had a car accident on one of our busy roads, there’s a good chance that you wanted nothing more than to get on your way again. That is what the police advise most of the time in order to keep traffic moving. But that doesn’t mean that the event is over.

The tax rules dealing with alimony are changing

Spousal support is often an important part of divorce negotiations in community property states like Texas, but recent changes to the nation's tax laws could make negotiating alimony more challenging. Under the current federal tax code, people who pay spousal support are able to deduct these payments on their income tax returns, and the individuals who receive alimony must pay the tax on this income. However, those rules will no longer apply after Dec. 31, 2018 under the provisions of the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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