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June 17, 2019 / Leave a Comment

The newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) impacts tax filings. When you add divorce and alimony to the mix, it can become an even more complicated process. Your marital status at the end of the year will determine how you file your tax return. If your divorce has been finalized, you will file separately from your spouse and… READ MORE

May 31, 2019 / Leave a Comment

There are many ways to own your assets. When you pass, it is only natural that you want your family to share in the success of your hard work. When deciding how to hold the title to your property, there are a number of factors that can affect your choice. Factors such as whether you are married, whether you are… READ MORE

May 22, 2019 / Leave a Comment

Military Divorce By Gloria Petroni of Petroni Law Group If you are in the military or a military spouse, there are some additional factors that can affect your divorce. One example is that the process could take longer if one of the of you is on active duty in a remote area or have a permanent station overseas. There are… READ MORE

May 8, 2019 / Leave a Comment

A verbal agreement is an agreement made without a formal written contract. Simple verbal agreements can be the product of negotiation, like who will do dishes or who will take the dog on a walk each day. With verbal agreements, no document is executed showing that one party will wash the dishes or walk the dog however, it is understood… READ MORE

May 1, 2019 / Leave a Comment

Since the Recession of 2008, the United States has seen a steady increase of divorce rates. Among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since the 1990s. Adults 40-49 also saw an increase of divorce rates but with only 14% increase. One possible reason the divorce rates have steadily increased over the past couple decades… READ MORE

April 19, 2019 / Leave a Comment

Record Retention and Management is an organizational function devoted to the management of information. Essentially, from when a piece of information is created, a schedule to ensure the records are legally kept for the appropriate amount of time and that some records are properly disposed of should be implemented. The period of time you should keep a document will depend… READ MORE

April 10, 2019 / Leave a Comment

For many, tax season and filing are a burden all their own, however, add divorce to the mix and it can become an even more complicated process. The newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) impacts tax filing with some new twists.   Your marital status at the end of the year will determine how you file your tax… READ MORE

April 3, 2019 / Leave a Comment

During divorce proceedings, property is typically divided equitably (but not always equally) between two spouses. During the proceedings, both spouses will inform the court about their income and any debts they owe, and the court will be able to decide what property is going to be considered and how that property will be divided. There are two different types of… READ MORE

March 26, 2019 / Leave a Comment

Divorce is known to take a substantial emotional and financial toll to all parties involved. It’s crucial to make informed financial decisions regarding the division of assets that you and your spouse have accumulated during your marriage. For example, retirement savings are one of, if not the largest and most valuable financial assets a person can own. Therefore, retirement savings… READ MORE

March 6, 2019 / Leave a Comment

In a marriage, commingling happens when money belonging to one spouse is mixed with the funds of the other spouse. A couple’s assets and property are generally divided into two categories: marital or separate property. In the context of marriage and divorce, commingling refers to instances where separate property is mixed with marital property, meaning the separate property can’t be distinguished from… READ MORE