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February 2018 Archives

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Protect yourself going into marriage with a prenuptial agreement

An engagement is a huge step for any couple. Between that day and the wedding, there are many things that have to be planned. While it is all too easy to get caught up in the wedding plans, you can't forget to make plans that will help protect you if the marriage falls apart.

Enjoy unconventional holidays with your children

When you are dealing with a child custody case, you might start to focus on the negatives of the situation. You might have to cope with not having your children with you on some holidays. This doesn't mean that you can't find other holidays to enjoy. In fact, there are some unconventional holidays that you might enjoy celebrating with your children. Here are a few to get you started:

Your children are the focal point of custody cases

Child custody cases often seem to pit one parent against the other, but this battle can't be the focus of the case. Instead, everyone who is involved in the child custody case needs to remember that what is best for the children needs to be the first consideration. What is easiest for the parents has to come later.

Keep records to prove you paid alimony

You've been ordered to pay alimony. You may not be thrilled about it, even if you understand the reasoning behind the payments, but there is one upside: Those alimony payments are typically tax deductible -- at least for another year. For your ex, taxes will need to be paid as if the alimony payments were traditional income, but you can write them off and save a bit on your taxes.

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