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November 2017 Archives

How are taxes handled for alimony?

When you are ordered to pay alimony or if you have an order to be paid alimony in Texas, one thing you have to pay attention to are your tax obligations at the federal level. The IRS has very specific rules for what you must claim when paying or receiving alimony. Not meeting your tax obligations can lead to serious fines and penalties that can really add up.

What are some same sex couple custody issues?

As you likely know, same-sex couples face some unique legal issues when it comes to child custody. Texas courts are still adjusting to the legalization of same-sex marriage and laws have not quite caught up when it comes to divorce and custody issues. This can lead to sticky situations when courts are trying to decide custody.

Can you end your marriage while avoiding a divorce?

There are many reasons why a person would want to avoid divorce, even when he or she wants to end a marriage. Annulment is an alternative to divorce, and it can accomplish many of the same things that a divorce does. However, the main difference between the two is that while a divorce ends a marriage, an annulment makes it as if it never existed.

Special concerns for same-sex couples divorcing

When same sex marriage became legal, it was a huge win for same sex couples, but it also presented new challenges in states, such as Texas, where it was not legal before the Supreme Court ruling. It is especially challenging when couples decide to divorce.

Looking back at a notable example of high-asset Texas divorces

Divorce proceedings in Texas are often complicated by financial concerns. This complexity is amplified in situations where either an individual party or the couple holds high value in pensions, real estate, property interests or other diverse financial products. One notable example is of such was the divorce of Expos owner Jim Crane.

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