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What you need to know about parental alienation

If it feels like your child has suddenly turned against you, then you’re probably wondering why. Although children’s behaviors and personalities may change over time, sudden shifts in these characteristics that affect your bond with your child may be more problematic...

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Alimony payments can get complicated

In Delaware, part of a court order or divorce settlement often includes an award for alimony. Alimony and spousal support are two separate categories, as the first applies to a post-divorce settlement, while the second is temporary and usually lasts for the interim...

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What is the duration of an alimony award?

Alimony can be vital for a divorcing spouse in some situations and may feel like a burden to the other spouse that they cannot sustain. Because of the sometimes emotional nature of alimony, it is helpful for divorcing spouses to be familiar with the different aspects...

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When does alimony need to change?

Going through a divorce can be a stressful situation. Adding alimony into the negotiation can make the situation even more complex for both parties. Eventually, you finalize the divorce and start to settle into a new sense of normalcy. In some cases, the new normal...

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Tax laws are less favorable for alimony

Changes to the federal tax laws that took effect in 2019 eliminated the few advantages for paying alimony. The long-standing deduction for alimony payments was eliminated. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 The tax law was changed to address tax underreporting. Tax returns...

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