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November 2017 Archives

Mom faces prison times for fleeing with son

Family law is making headlines this week, as a Hawaii mom faces jail time for illegally taking her son to Japan, amid a bitter custody battle. Eileen Tojo took her infant son and three other children from another father from Oahu to Japan for four and a half years during a bitter custody dispute, even though the court ordered her to keep the boy in Hawaii. As a result, she is facing up to five (5) years in prison.

Couple goes to court to decide who gets hockey tickets

A canadian couple was able to agree on the majority of their divorce terms; however, they had to have a judge decide who would get their Edmonton Oilers season tickets. Beverly and Donald McLeod separated in 2015, with Donald agreeing to pay Beverly $15,000 per month in spousal support. However, the couple needed a court order to determine what to do with the hockey tickets that the couple had shared for the past 11 years.

How to protect your family business during divorce

If you have a family business, you will want to have a plan in the event of death or divorce of any of the partners. Not only will you need to plan - but you will need to plan early. Valuing businesses and determining which percentage will be awarded to the non-owner spouse in a divorce is very costly and time consuming.

Is alimony tax deductible for the payer?

Currently, spousal support is tax deductible for the payer, and taxable for the payee. However, a proposed change in the tax reform bill would eliminate the tax deduction for spousal support and make alimony income tax-free to the recipient for divorce judgments that are executed after December 31, 2017.

Miguel Cabrera's wife files for divorce

Divorce is in the news this week, as Miguel Cabrera is involved in a divorce proceeding with his soon-to-be ex-wife Rosangel Cabrera. Cabrera has been married for fifteen (15) years, and met his wife in high school. However, the couple is calling it quits.

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