Category Archives: Family Law

  • To File or Not to File

    To File or Not to File

    To File or Note to File– Is it Really a Question? (Analyzing HBO’s “Divorce,” Season 1, Episodes 2-9)   In my last article related to HBO’s series “Divorce,” I tackled one of the most common issues that comes up in the context of marriage – fault in the break-down of the marriage. We now turn to an analysis of how the actors in “Divorce” (as well as Wife and Husband in a marriage) often...

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  • How the New Tax Law Could Affect Your Rights/Responsibilities on Alimony

    How the New Tax Law Could Affect Your Rights/Responsibilities on Alimony

    One of the most discussed aspects of the new tax law just passed by Congress is how it will affect both parties in regard to a divorce where alimony is an issue.  In that regard, get ready to strap your seat belts; the provisions of the tax law relating to alimony are not always clear. What we do know: First off, the new provisions of the tax law which relate to alimony affect divorces entered into after December...

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  • “Brangelina” and the Problem with Abuse Allegations in a Divorce

    “Brangelina” and the Problem with Abuse Allegations in a Divorce

    Upon hearing the news of the breakup of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, I was saddened and surprised; however, neither of those emotions were for the reasons one would expect.  Personally, I was a member of “Team Aniston” long before many of millennials were even born.  I have nothing invested in the Brangelina union, and from the perspective of divorces in Hollywood, this is just another couple of stars who h...

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