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July 2018 Archives

Changing tax laws affect divorce negotiations

Tax laws that go into effect with the new year in 2019 could have a major impact on divorce settlements for New Jersey couples who decide to end their marriages. As part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed at the end of 2017, changes were introduced that effect how spousal support payments are taxed. The changes could have a particularly significant effect on divorce negotiations for wealthy couples, as the tax impacts are magnified in cases involving significant sums of money. As a result, many couples are scrambling to finalize their divorces before the changes go into effect. Any divorce finalized on or before December 31, 2018 will not be affected by the changes.

Preparing financially for divorce

Divorce in California presents challenges to the people involved, both financially and emotionally. The emotional difficulty may be unavoidable in many ways, but being proactive about finances before and during a divorce could make things much easier going forward. Here are a few things people can do to help prepare financially for divorce.

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