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, Generally speaking, estate planning laws were designed for the traditional nuclear family, a married couple with kids. But according to the 2010 U.S. Census, such families are less than 50 percent of the total. Non-traditional families, including … [Read more...] about Estate planning critical for non-traditional couples