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April 2014 Archives

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Is student loan debt part of the marital property?


When a divorce reaches the property division stage of the proceedings, a number of critical factors come into play. For some, items that are up for grabs have sentimental value, thus making it an even harder fight when both soon-to-be ex-spouses are pushing for ownership. For others, there are barely any emotions involved at all, but there are a great deal of valuation questions to be answered. However, one common thread in almost all divorces is that at some point the decisions on what makes up marital property and what is non-marital property have to be made.

Alimony has tax implications in post-divorce life


Of all the reasons and complications leading up to and then constantly intertwined with a divorce, money is often one of the most significant considerations. Some people get divorced over money, and some people only fight about money during the property division part of a divorce. For others, the main fight over money in a divorce occurs when it comes to determining whether or not child support or alimony will be paid - and how much. However, one thing that might not even be part of the back-and-forth between the divorcing couple, but that might have one of the biggest impacts on life going forward, is the tax implications of the couple's newfound filing status.

Charlie Sheen may be headed for a serious child support dispute


Everybody knows Charlie Sheen. Love him or hate him, he certainly does not lack for media attention due to some of his more outlandish behavior. However, as "out there" as Sheen may seem to most people, recent reports indicate that he may be going through a family law situation that many Maryland residents can relate to: a child support agreement modification.

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