Top Ten Most Expensive States to Divorce

North Carolina didn’t make the top ten most expensive places to divorce, but our neighbor Virginia and our close neighbor Georgia did.  So it’s not just the northeast and California that are expensive.  According to a study released by Nolo, a self-help legal publisher, the typical divorce costs $15,500. And as the most common hourly rate […]

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Deductible Alimony Disappears in 2019

Deduction of alimony ends soon for new divorces One of the changes brought about in the recent tax reform act was the elimination of the ability to deduct alimony payments starting in 2019.  Under current law, alimony payments are deductible by the payor and taxable to the payee.  Alimony that is in effect, or goes […]

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Affordable Divorce? Yes it’s Possible!

When I tell people what I do, I say I help people have a kinder, less fearful, more affordable and financially guided (or smart) divorce.  Working with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) is a smart solution for having an affordable divorce, and this is why. Where I live, the typical family law attorney retainer […]

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