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Will retirement alter my child support obligations?

When you enter retirement, you will no longer receive an employee's paycheck every month. Since spousal support, otherwise known as alimony, is generally calculated based on a person's working income, one might think that with retirement will come the end of alimony obligations.

You can take steps to protect your parenting time

Learning to choose your battles carefully is an important aspect of sharing custody of your child with his or her other parent. Especially in the beginning, it is very common for both parents to find it very difficult to abide by all the provisions of their custody agreement and parenting plan, and this is to be expected in some form or another. However, when one parent's behavior results in a loss of parenting time by the other parent or negatively affects the other parent's relationship with the child, the courts may see this as parenting time interference, and may punish the offending parent accordingly.

Understanding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

For couples planning on divorcing in the near future, it may be best to get the proceedings underway sooner rather than later. President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 into law on December 22nd, 2017. This law amends several provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and a couple of the major elements of the law include increasing family tax credits and the standard deduction as well as eliminating personal exemptions. The law also makes it so that a taxpayer cannot deduct alimony payments from tax returns, and the person receiving alimony will not have to pay any taxes on it. 

Preparing for your custody court date in Georgia

Appearing in court for a custody hearing in Georgia requires parents to come with several important documents prepared. If you and your co-parent are approaching a custody hearing, be sure that you have the proper documentation and agreements worked out ahead of time. This can help you ensure that your time is not wasted in the courtroom and to protect your rights as a parent.

Factors that affect your chances of divorce

Are you worried that divorce is imminent? Whether or not you hope it will happen, you are probably wondering if you are reading the signs correctly so you can properly prepare for such a life-changing event. Many red flags exist by which you can tell if your spouse is planning on leaving you. In addition, certain circumstances can raise the odds of a divorce.

Beware the complications of an international divorce

Looking for love in far-off places isn't exactly new for Americans. They've been doing for decades, whether it involved soldiers bringing home their brides after overseas service or couples meeting during family visits back to the "old country." However, the Internet has opened up a lot of new possibilities for long-distance dating. In addition, those who have affluent lifestyles often spend part of the year abroad -- making it highly likely that they'll meet someone they want to romance.

Exes can stay in business together if they commit to it

You and your spouse have built a successful business together here in Atlanta. Then your marriage falls apart. You'd both like to stay involved in the business, but is it possible? That depends in large part on how much ill will there is between you (or residual romantic feelings). If you believe that you can get along well enough to continue as partners committed to the success of the business, there are some important pieces of advice from relationship and career experts that will help you make it work.

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