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Tax changes suggest check of pre- or antenuptial agreement terms

One of the most significant changes in U.S. law occurred late last year. As one of our earlier posts noted, Congress passed a new tax law in December. A provision in that massive law that caught the attention of many is the one that ends the deduction on federal taxes for payers of spousal maintenance in divorce.

New tax law will change treatment of alimony payments

The tax law Congress passed last month will have a direct impact on couples who divorce in 2019 or later. It may also have an indirect impact on negotiations taking place now. The new law ends the 75-year-old tax deduction for alimony, which is called "maintenance" in Kentucky.

Instilling resilience in kids following the disruption of divorce

Following the choppy waters that come with divorce, co-parents often go out of their way to provide their children with the smoothest of sailing. They go in a form of hyper-protection, maintaining a sense of normalcy and consistency for their children. After all, life has changed enough for them.

Can technology improve the co-parenting relationship?

Modern-day technology has created innovation beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. Some see the internet, social media and the smartphones that house the apps making life more intrusive. Others see it as making life better, if not a little more convenient. The chance to stay in touch with friends and family through multiple forms of communication has never been easier.

What is the definition of parentage?

The paradigm shift that resulted from the U.S. Supreme Court granting same-sex couples the right to marry is forcing many states to fill in their own legal blanks. While the Obergefell vs. Hodges ruling two years ago settled a larger issue, smaller matters remain open to interpretation while opening the floodgates of litigation.

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