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How Will the New Tax Law Affect Alimony Payments?

President Donald Trump has signed the new tax law that was passed by Congress in late December. The tax overhaul will change how alimony payments are taxed. Under the new law, you would have to pay taxes on alimony payments if your divorce agreement is finalized after December 31, 2018. You can currently deduct alimony payments to your ex-spouse from your income taxes. They are tax deductible. On the other hand, your ex-spouse does have… Read More


Are Breath Tests Always Accurate?

If police pull you over because they suspect you are driving under the influence of alcohol, they may ask you to submit to a breath test. There are two types of breath tests that law enforcement could use. A preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) may be done at a traffic stop with a small handheld device. These are often called “breathalyzers.” If you are arrested and held in custody, then you might be asked to submit… Read More


Is a Mediated Divorce Easier on Children?

In some cases, a divorce may have an extremely negative effect on your child’s mental health. During a contested divorce, children might be caught in the middle of fights involving the division of property, custody disputes or visitation rights. Fortunately, there are alternative options that could help some couples avoid the drawbacks of a traditional divorce. A mediated divorce is an option for divorce that hinges on cooperation. If separating couples are good candidates for… Read More


What Could Happen if I Don’t Pay Child Support?

You could face a series of harsh punishments for failing to make child support payments on time. There are multiple tools and methods to collect past-due payments for a child support order in California. Child support enforcement actions can thrust you into a dire legal and financial situation. The consequences for failing to pay child support might include: Contempt of court: If it is discovered that you are able to pay child support and ignored… Read More


What Are Common Mistakes People Make While Under Arrest?

As we said in the conclusion to last week’s blog, many people make mistakes after being arrested and charged with crimes. Errant social media posts are only one of many possible mistakes you could make. You could also make mistakes while being placed under arrest and held in police custody. Depending on the mistake, you could end up putting yourself in a much worse situation. Common mistakes to avoid include but are not limited to:… Read More


What Should I Avoid Doing on Social Media After an Arrest?

Last week’s blog discussed how social media posts could get you into trouble during a bitter divorce. Errant social media posts can also cause you trouble if you were arrested and charged with a crime. Whatever you post online after your release could come back to haunt your case. Common social media mistakes people make after an arrest include: Discussing your case: Avoid discussing the specifics of your arrest on social media. This could include… Read More


What Are Common Social Media Mistakes During Divorce?

Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat are used by billions of people around the world. Chances are, you use one of these websites multiple times per day. However, what you say on social media websites could be permanently etched into the internet forever. You may not be able to take back posts that you later come to regret. It is especially important to remember this fact if you are going through… Read More


Should I Refuse a Roadside Field Sobriety Test?

Roadside field sobriety tests are one of several tools that police officers may try to use if they suspect you are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. After being pulled over and asked for your license and registration, the officer may ask you to step out of the vehicle. At this point, you are likely to be given a Terry search, which is where you are patted down for weapons. The officer may… Read More


What Are My Rights if I Am Arrested?

Most people would agree that being placed under arrest is a terrifying experience. Questions may rush through your head. Will I face prison time? Will I lose my job? Will my family disown me? The most important thing you can do if you are placed under arrest is to stay calm. Remember, you have certain rights that nobody can take away. You will be doing yourself a huge favor if you remain calm and flex… Read More


Are There Advantages to a Mediated Divorce?

Divorce can be a stressful experience for most couples. Depending on the type of relationship that existed before the split, a divorce can be destructive for the entire family. Fortunately, there is an option for divorce that relies on cooperation and that takes place outside of the courtroom. Mediation is where a disinterested third party helps former spouses come to an agreement on the terms of their divorce. For some couples, there are major advantages… Read More


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