Dear Clients and Friends, The amount of child support a parent has to pay is usually determined by his or her income, but two new cases from Pennsylvania show that other sources of wealth – such as receiving an inheritance or marrying someone rich – can have an effect. In … [Read more...] about Does child support increase when one inherits or marries into wealth?
Dear Clients and Friends, Various types of bank accounts held in the name of a single individual or entity have the virtue of simplicity, and the added bonus that the accountholder does not have to wait to make decisions until after a consensus has been reached with others. … [Read more...] about Should others be added to your bank accounts?
Dear Clients and Friends, On June 26, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in United States v. Windsor that significantly affected the estates of same-sex couples and their families. On August 29, 2013, the IRS issued Rev. Rul. 2013-17 providing guidance on how the … [Read more...] about U.S. Supreme Court alters estate planning for gay couples
Dear Clients and Friends, Commencing a Divorce matter always involves the formalities of a court filing and handling the paper work needed prior to a final judgment being officially entered. Between complying with these formalities the parties can choose one of these … [Read more...] about Mediation in Divorce Matters
Dear Clients and Friends, We submit that at all stages of negotiating or contesting child support It behooves one to have a veteran family law attorney actively in your corner. As most any payor of child support knows: payments are legally a more onerous obligation than any … [Read more...] about Child Support – why it should have your respect
Dear Clients and Friends, If you are divorced and you’re contemplating bankruptcy you should know that certain retirement assets may not be safe from creditors if a recent decision from a federal appeals court is any indication. In that case, a husband received half the … [Read more...] about Divorce, IRA accounts and creditor protections