Innocent Spouse Relief

Innocent Spouse Relief If your spouse cheated on a joint tax return filed with you, you may be able to escape liability for any amounts owed to the IRS. If you were unaware that your spouse made misrepresentations on your joint tax return,…

Are divorce legal fees tax deductible?

Unfortunately, most of the fees associated with your divorce are not tax-deductible. However, some portions such as those related to any tax advice related to your divorce are deductible. Fees for Tax advice The time and fees your attorney…

You may not want to get divorced on December 31st

You may not want to get divorced on December 31st The advancement or postponement of the date of divorce by a single day at year-end can make a big difference in the amount of your tax bill - waiting could save you thousands of dollars. If…

Tax mistakes regarding the alimony rules

Alimony must be reported as taxable income by the person receiving it. Conversely, it is deductible by the payer (child support is not tax deductible). Unfortunately, many people are unaware that they must pay taxes on the alimony and they are…

Make sure you negotiate the dependency deduction

Make sure you negotiate the dependency deduction I marvel at the number of people that do not consider the tax implications of divorce. One important consideration is the dependency deduction for children.   The current tax exemption amount…

Michigan Divorce Attorney with offices in Novi, Plymouth and Ann Arbor

Experienced Divorce Attorney You have a lot to lose if you do not have a skilled divorce lawyer on your side. At the Shaw Group, P.C., we recognize that a divorce or family law matter is one of the most difficult life challenges that you may…