The Divorce Report

Who Can Claim a Child as a Dependent after a Divorce?

The year your divorce is final, there are fundamental changes to your federal taxes. For instance, your filing status—married or single—is determined as of the last day of the tax year. Another significant change involves who may claim a child as a dependent. When a couple is married, it is usually more favorable to file…
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Telling Your Friends and Family You’re Getting Divorced

Divorce is a significant, life-changing event. Even those who affirmatively make the decision often have mixed feelings. The thought of announcing the news to friends, family, and even strangers can evoke feelings of anxiety. It is hard to know how to respond to someone who tells you they are getting a divorce. Do you congratulate…
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3 Tips for Helping your Attorney in a Divorce

When you hire a divorce attorney, you are paying for the lawyer’s legal skills, experience, and knowledge, all measured by time. Clients often want to know what they can do to help their attorneys get them the best result for the lowest cost. There are three essential things you can do: provide all relevant information,…
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Is It Harder for Children of Divorced Couples to Have Successful Marriages?

“Intergenerational transmission of divorce.” This is the term used by those who study the seeming tendency toward divorce of those whose own parents divorced. Society has long debated issues surrounding children of “broken homes.” One area focuses on whether children of divorced parents are themselves more likely to divorce. Indeed, numerically speaking, this does appear…
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