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How the New Tax Law May Inflame Divorce Negotiations

Under the new tax law, divorcing couples may find a new road block in reaching an agreement on important issues Calculation of alimony has always been complicated. It also varies state to state. One of the constants in this otherwise confusing areas of the law has been that alimony is deductible by the person who [..]

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Does the New Tax Law Affect Alimony?

The new tax law will bring substantial changes to how alimony deductions are treated The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has sent tax experts and those effected by changes in tax laws scrambling. A complete overhaul in tax law, TCJA has far reaching implications for people across the U.S. One of the substantial changes [..]

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Can Teenagers Get Arrested for Sexting in Tennessee?

Let your teens know that sexting carries legal consequences With advances in technology and increased technology use, new legal issues have come to light. One such issue involves teens engaged in “sexting.” Sexting refers to transmitting nude or suggestive photos via text message. It has become increasingly commonplace as more and more teenagers have access [..]

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Who Gets to Claim the Children on Income Taxes When You are Divorced?

The dependency tax exemption is a significant financial benefit. Find out what happens to it after divorce Only one parent is able to claim the dependency tax exemption each year. Additionally, the IRS will not allow divorced or legally separated parents to split the dependency exemption. So, what does this mean for divorced couples? Who [..]

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What Happens to Your Health Insurance After You Divorce?

Make sure you are always covered for health insurance, even after divorce. Health insurance provide critical benefits and gaps in coverage can have serious consequences. That said, health insurance coverage should always be addressed as early as possible in divorce proceedings. This will help ensure that you continue to have access to coverage despite the [..]

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January Earns the Title of “Divorce Month”

The starting of the new year can mean the ending of many marriages January means the start of a new year, the end of the holiday season, and has also come to mean the end of many marriages. Divorce lawyers across the country claim that business is always thriving in January, leading the month of [..]

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Avoid Common Mistakes and Ease the Pain of Divorce

Divorce is difficult. Learn how to make it easier by avoiding these pitfalls Even in the best of circumstances, divorce is difficult. Emotions run high. There are major factors at play that will have lasting and deep repercussions for you, both personally and financially. Make sure to avoid the following common divorce pitfalls to help [..]

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Spouses Use Technology to Spy on Partners

Spyware is being used more often by suspicious spouses investigating their partners Divorce attorneys are seeing a trend develop. With the increased use and abilities that come with advances in technology, attorneys are seeing an increase in the use of electronic spying by suspicious spouses, or even suspicious former spouses. Many clients report wanting to [..]

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How Does Domestic Violence Affect Custody Determinations in Tennessee?

Domestic violence can have serious traumatic effects and will be considered in child custody determinations Tennessee, like many other states, considers domestic violence as a relevant factor to child custody and visitation determinations. While incidences of domestic violence are weighed in child custody determinations, it is important to understand what kind of effect they can [..]

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Blocking a Public Street is a Crime in Tennessee

A traffic safety bill makes blocking public highways and streets in an area restricting emergency vehicle access a misdemeanor In April of 2017, SB 0902 was signed into law by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. The law criminalizes obstructing streets and highways in a way that would restrict emergency vehicle access. Sponsored by state Representative Jimmy [..]

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