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It’s Tax Season

Tax season always brings up several questions for clients who are divorced, in the process of divorce, or separated. The two biggest concerns are typically determining which filing status is most applicable to your situation...more

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NY’s Gestational Surrogacy Law Comes With Estate Planning Requirements

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On February 16, 2021, New York state legalized compensated gestational surrogacy. The Child-Parent Security Act (the Act) imposes estate planning requirements on the intended parents. Required Estate Planning- Prior to...more

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Securing The $121.00 Divorce

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In the last few days, I have worked with another attorney to try to bring a peaceful end to a very brief marriage. In the space of a couple weeks, we identified what was left of the “ties that bind” and how to painlessly...more

Gray Reed

Texas Community Property Law and How to Plan Around it

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Jack Bux and his high school sweetheart, Diane, have been married a few years, but the pandemic has taken its toll on their relationship, and they could soon be parting ways....more

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The Wall Street Journal Tells A Frightening Tale Of Custody, Consultants & Murder

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For those of us who get the Wall Street Journal on Saturday, it is a newspaper of respite. Yes, all of Friday’s news is there but the features are sections on what books to read and what piece of 16th century art or...more

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What You Need to Know About the American Rescue Plan Act

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President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act on March 11, 2021. In addition to the stimulus payment, this plan contains some tax credits that should be considered by parents divorcing this year....more

Charles E. Rounds, Jr.

Equity's doctrine of unclean hands still has serious teeth, at least in the world of trusts

"The doctrine of unclean hands is unique to equity and has no analog at law. Unlike most legal doctrines, its aim is not to aid the search for truth, or even promote justice for the litigants. Its purpose is protection of the...more

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Defining your Marital Lifestyle in Divorce Post-Pandemic: Longing for (or Moving on from) the Life that Once Was

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In one of its hallmark songs, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band AC/DC proclaimed, “money talks.” For better or for worse, those two words find a way of ringing true in many facets of life, and contested divorce litigation...more

Charles E. Rounds, Jr.

In a declaratory judgment or instructions action to determine intended beneficiaries of a trust and/or their relative equitable...

True, the trustee has a duty to defend the trust. See generally §6.2.6 of Loring and Rounds: A Trustee’s Handbook (2021), which section is reproduced in the appendix below. The trustee, however, also is saddled with a duty of...more

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DEBT: The Divorce Lawyer’s New Frontier

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It’s always been there. Debt. Even though the Pennsylvania Divorce Code does not really mention it by name. If you speak to the hearing officers who draw the assignment of effecting equitable distribution, they respond...more

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

Infidelity in Divorce

When your relationship is ending due to your spouse having an affair, you may wonder what effect that has on your divorce. For starters, Iowa is a no-fault divorce state, which means you do not have to prove that your...more

Patton Sullivan Brodehl LLP

Quieting Title After a Failed Deed in Contemplation of Marriage

Claims for quieting title to real property can be governed by different statutes of limitations periods. But a common issue in quiet title cases is when the statute of limitations period starts running....more

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Disclaimers: A Useful Tool Through a Conservator for a Single Transaction

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As a reminder about the Austen family, wife Juliet suffered a stroke upon learning the news of her husband’s death. She is alive but unresponsive. Her husband’s estate planner, Attorney Hume, advised their daughter Kate that...more

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Sunday Book Review: March 28, 2021, the Now Let Us Praise Famous Men edition

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In today’s edition of Sunday Book Review: • Now Let Us Praise Famous Men-James Agee and Walker Evans • Walker Evans-Svetlana Alpers • A Death in the Family-James Agree ...more

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Third Parties Can Have Child Custody Rights Too In Pennsylvania

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In Pennsylvania, a parent of a minor child may file an action for physical and/or legal custody of the child.  In certain circumstances, this right is also extended to grandparents and third parties who stand in loco parentis...more

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Love it or List it: What to do with the marital home in case of divorce

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Depending on the size of any existing mortgage, the equity in the marital home often represents a significant portion of the marital estate, however illiquid that equity may be. So how do the divorcing parties manage that...more

Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson PLLC

Seven Things To Do Before Announcing Your Intent To Divorce

Your divorce can be one of the most important business decisions that you make in your lifetime. Whether you have years of employment ahead, have stayed home to support the household, or are nearing retirement, a divorce is a...more

Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires &...

Let's Talk Finding a Family Law Lawyer

Do you need an attorney for your family law case? How do you find the right attorney for you? When it comes to family law, it's essential to have the right attorney by your side to help make informed decisions. In this...more

Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires &...

Let's Talk Family Law 101

What is family law, and what does it include? Family law attorney Skip Persick discusses the basics of divorce, child custody, child support, and more. This episode provides information on what is included in a divorce, how...more

Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires &...

Let's Talk Child Custody and Quarantines

How are child custody orders being affected during the COVID-19 pandemic? Family law attorney John Zurzola discusses custody litigation during the lockdowns, the timeline of cases, how lockdown ordinances affect custody...more

Foster Swift Collins & Smith

Spotting and Stopping Elder Abuse by Those Exerting Undue Influence During COVID-19

From increased unemployment to social and political unrest, COVID-19 has had far-ranging consequences beyond the obvious public health crisis. One area that deserves more attention is the increasing threat of elder abuse by...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Gag Orders In Child Custody; Can Best Interests & Free Speech Be Balanced?

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Father adopted a child with mother. Mother died two year later. Father remarried the stepmother in 2012, with whom this litigation took place. Stepmother adopted the child a year later. The marriage lasted less than a...more

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

NGE On Demand: GRAT Trusts with Eric Mann

NGE Private Wealth Services partner Eric Mann discusses why estate planning clients might use a grantor retained annuity trust (GRAT) to minimize taxes on large financial gifts to family members. If you have any questions,...more

Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson PLLC

Divorce During COVID – Top 5 Issues To Watch

We have all read the headlines that divorce rates are increasing worldwide and those rates are not expected to be dropping soon. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many of us to our limits. People are stressed out and locked...more

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Consideration of Income From Assets in Modifying Alimony

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The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently issued another decision interpreting the Alimony Reform Act, which went into effect in 2012. In the March 2, 2021 decision of Dolan v. Dolan, the Appeals Court provides guidance on the...more

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