Tax Day 2019 has passed and most people don’t even want to think about tax returns for another nine months. If you’re going through, or recently went through, a divorce, filing taxes is one of the many simple things in your life that has changed. You no longer get the tax benefits of filing as a married couple. You are now filing single, with fewer or no dependents, might no longer have a mortgage interest deduction, etc. This year we saw great change as the taxability of alimony completely changed, eliminating the one tax advantage (commonly known as the “divorce subsidy”) that the gov
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The breakdown of a marriage can, in and of itself, be one of the most stressful times in one’s life. And if your immigration status is based on your marriage to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, a separation or divorce may introduce additional challenges and heighten your anxiety. Sadly, it is not uncommon for a U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse to even use their spouse’s immigration status as leverage in divorce, custody and child support matters.
There is an early 1980s song, by the band 38 Special, that informs us all to, “Hold on loosely, but don’t let go. If you cling too tightly, you gonna lose control.”
Understandably, negotiating child custody can be one of the most difficult parts of a couple’s divorce or separation, as in most cases, both parents would like to remain an important part of the lives of their children. Oftentimes, parents going through a divorce or separation will use a mediation process to assist them with arising issues, including child custody. It is important that parents prepare for child custody mediation in order to negotiate the best possible outcome for themselves, and most importantly, for their children.
While it may at first glance seem that a non-profit organization’s philanthropic nature would set it apart from profit-driven business models, the legal reality of running a non-profit is actually often similar to that of a for-profit business. This is especially true regarding employer-employee relations, and the employer’s obligations to the employee under federal, state, and local employment laws and ordinances. It is very rare indeed that employment-related, legal requirements are different for non-profit employers than that of companies.
If you want to get “hitched” in the District of Columbia, you don’t have to obtain a marriage license or exchange vows during a religious or civil ceremony in order to do so!
Prenuptial agreements are an important vehicle for protecting and preserving wealth and assets acquired prior to and during marriage, as well as for pre-determining what assets and payments you and your soon-to-be-spouse will be entitled to upon the unfortunate occasion of a divorce. However, not all prenuptial agreements are worth the paper their printed on. When a party to a divorce requests that a Maryland Circuit Court determine the validity of their prenuptial agreement, the courts do not always uphold these agreements as valid. The reasons they are deemed invalid range from overrea
It is no secret that crime occurs disproportionately in areas that are economically underdeveloped. Individuals who have few employment opportunities still need to pay their bills and meet their basic needs, and often stable employment is scarce or nonexistent in those neighborhoods. As a crime-reducing and neighborhood-building initiative, the federal government has sought to encourage the growth of private business and local employment in impoverished areas.
Medical malpractice cases are frightening, to say the least.
A study by Johns Hopkins University found that over 250,000 patients die annually from medical error, placing medical malpractice as the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. That’s 10 percent of all annual deaths in the United States.
With the recent cancellation of ABC’s sitcom Roseanne, many are talking about the First Amendment and its reach within the workplace. Did Roseanne have the right to speak her opinion? Does ABC have the right to fire her? JGL Principal Veronica Nannis explores this current situation from all sides in her most recent blog.
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