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July 2018 Archives

Signals that a marriage could be on the skids

A good relationship is difficult to find. You were one of the lucky ones who managed to find the perfect person and grabbed on tight. Over time, though, things have begun to change. Where there was once non-stop excitement and joy, now there’s uncomfortable silence. Or worse, the painful noise of arguments.

Packing a prenup for college

Going to college is the time for sons and daughters to learn about finances and other business matters. It is also a good time to begin discussions about prenuptial agreements and their part in a divorce. College is an important time for dating and waiting until one is engaged or in a serious relationship may lead to complications and bad feelings.

Divorcing this year may save money

The timing for filing or settling a divorce depends on numerous factors. Settlement should not be rushed merely to end a painful process. However, there are financial reasons for seeking a final decree by the end of 2018. The long-standing tax deduction for spouses paying spousal support is ending for divorces that are finalized after 2018. Beginning on New Year's Day 2019, the paying spouse will not receive a deduction and the receiving spouse will not have to pay taxes on spousal support.

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