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August 2018 Archives

The new alimony law may provide a tax break for paying spouses

When President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law a few months ago, it made it where come Jan. 1, 2019, alimony will no longer be able to be taken as a deduction on a paying spouse's taxes. It also made it where the recipient wouldn't have to pay taxes on those funds anymore either. What many haven't heard about though is how the new law allows paying spouses to continue taking a tax break.

Could 'bird's nest custody' work for you?

When Michigan parents divorce, they must make some hard choices about the custody of their children and where all parties will live once the split is final. The family law courts tend to prefer co-parenting arrangements unless there are mitigating factors that would make this untenable.

Child custody, living situations and factors the court considers

When seeking custody of your children in a divorce case, the court is going to carefully consider a lot of different factors to decide what is in the best interests of the children. Parents are naturally biased. While the court does want to keep families together and both parents involved, the children's best interests must come first.

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