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Legal Marijuana and Family Law

Be careful if and when you light up, or otherwise consume, marijuana, as you may get burned. In spite of shifting legal and cultural norms, using recreational or medical marijuana can work to your disadvantage in divorce and/or child custody/parenting time cases.

Spousal support tax deduction change

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) changes the treatment of spousal support (alimony). by John J. Schrot, Jr., Esq. The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) was signed into law in December, 2017, and it changes the treatment of spousal support (alimony).  Currently...

Unmarried Cohabitation Relationships

By John Schrot, Jr. A client recently advised me that her daughter became engaged and the couple plan to marry in the near future.  As the intended couple have only known each other briefly, she further related her belief that the couple should in the interim...

Social Security Changes and Divorce

The important news with Social Security is not that benefits are not being adjusted for the cost of living in 2016. Rather, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 1915, signed by President Obama into law on November 2, 2015, involves much more. The significant changes include...

Protecting Your Client’s Business in Divorce

Protecting Your Client’s Business in Divorce Divorce can be bad business for your client.  Mixing a business and its assets with a divorce can become financially and emotionally devastating for the divorcing couple and for its family, as well as for the...

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