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  • 8 Apr. 2014

    Divorce And Taxes: Just Finalized Your Divorce? It's Time To Reconsider Your Tax Filing

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    There's a good chance your Divorce Judgment already provides the tax filing information you and your ex-spouse will need for 2013. A Judgment commonly addresses issues concerning minor children as dependency exemptions for tax filing status needs. Typically, spouses file a joint return for any tax year they were married. A couple who divorced on December 30, 2013 for instance, cannot file a ...
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  • 1 Apr. 2014

    Divorce And Taxes: Minor Children Are A Key Consideration At Tax Time

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    Do you and your ex-spouse share custody of minor children ? The type of custodial arrangement you have dictates your dependency exemptions. Let me give you an example: When parties share custody of their children, it can make sense to allocate exemptions equally so that each parent claims one child on their separate return. If only one minor child is involved, the parties can agree to alternate ...
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  • 25 Mar. 2014

    Divorce And Taxes: Why It Is Important To Resolve Tax Filing Issues Before April 15, 2014

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    If you are in the midst of dissolving your marriage and have children, you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse are probably negotiating issues concerning your tax filing status for 2013. Your federal tax filing status is based on your marital and family situation. These are important factors in determining whether you must file a return, what your standard deduction is, and your correct amount of tax. ...
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  • 13 Aug. 2012

    Separated? What’s your Tax Liability?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    Basically, there are three ways to end a marriage or registered domestic partnership within the State of California: by divorce, by legal separation, or by annulment. Legal separation is similar to a dissolution of marriage or dissolution of a domestic partnership in terms of the range of issues that are resolved, however the parties remain married or registered to each other. If you are legally ...
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  • 8 Aug. 2012

    Mediation: An Alternative Approach to Family Law Litigation

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    For some, family law litigation doesn't fit the bill. Bringing an action in the family law courts can be costly in more ways than one: it can be expensive, it can be time-consuming, and it can leave you feeling out of control and intimidated by the legal system. When kids are involved, these costs can multiply quickly. This is why family law mediation is so effective and rewarding - it gives ...
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  • 6 Aug. 2012

    Post-Dissolution Estate Planning: Getting Your Affairs in Order

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    Estate planning is probably the last thing in the world you want to think about post-divorce. You've just digested the finances of your case, filled out financial disclosures that detail your every last possession, and now matters are finally resolved. But, we're not done. While information is fresh in your mind - especially as you begin to rebuild your life - this is the time to update ...
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  • 18 Jun. 2012

    Divorce and Your Taxes - Tax Free Transfer Rule

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    Continuing my basic primer on family law – last time, I posted a fairly complete discussion on advantages (if any) of filing for divorce first. This post, I will go into a little detail about divorce and Taxes. First, let's start with a common scenario: Wife loves the family home, it has sentimental value and she does not want to uproot the kids. Husband has spent years building stock in ...
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