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Author Archives: Stephanie Williams

How the New Federal Tax Law Affects Alimony for Californians

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) went into effect on January 1, 2019. Because the act changes the ways in which alimony payments are taxed, those whose divorces are finalized in 2019 or later will be affected by the law. The IRS hasn’t issued formal regulations yet to provide us with more information […]

Is Mediation or Collaboration the Solution for Your Divorce?

If you and your spouse can stand to be in the same room together and to discuss your divorce issues, you may be able to obtain a divorce without ever setting foot inside a courtroom. Couples who are willing to work toward consensus on the essential aspects of their marriage dissolution — such as asset […]

Gray Divorce: Issues Older Couples Face When Their Marriage Ends

You might think divorce after 50 would be easier than it is at a younger age when couples are more likely to have small children and fewer assets. But divorce at a later age carries its own set of challenges, some of which you may not even experience until after the divorce judgment has been […]

Some Ways to Keep Your Legal Fees Low

The biggest complaint we hear from clients and lay people generally is that lawyers are very expensive.  It’s true that paying for a lawyer’s time can be costly.  However, there are things our clients can do to keep their fees down.  Here’s my list: 1.  Gather and provide the financial documents your attorney will need.  […]

Five Ways for Single Parents to Keep the Holidays More Calm and Less Conflicted

The holidays can be extra stressful for single parents, here are some suggestions about holiday parenting that I hope will help you create a wonderful holiday experience for your children. If you haven’t already done it, talk with your ex NOW about the holiday plans for your children. Even if you already have a schedule […]

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