Want a Divorce? Then Do It Right Now or Pay Much Bigger Tax Bill

If you are in the process of finalizing your divorce, then you may very well pay less in taxes for many years to come if you can complete it by December 31, 2018. The high-earning spouse typically pays spousal support to the non-working or low-earning spouse for a number of years. Spousal support payments have […]

Retirement Assets Not Separated by QDRO Not Protected in Bankruptcy

Your retirement accounts, such as 401ks, are typically safe in bankruptcy and cannot be used to pay creditors. Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs are protected up to a limit (currently more than $1 million). However, a U.S. Circuit Bankruptcy Court of Appeals recently ruled that when retirement assets are divided in a property settlement in […]

Alimony: What Should I Expect to Pay After a Divorce?

Alimony or spousal support is common in divorces where the payee spouse may have lower or no earnings than the payor spouse. States use their own formulas for calculating the statutory spousal support. Additional facts and circumstances may affect the final amount, such as payee’s prospects for getting employed, variability of the payor’s income, etc. […]

Andrew Samalin to Speak at 2018 ADFP Catalyst Conference

Andrew Samalin has been asked to speak at the 2018 ADFP Catalyst Conference in San Diego, CA.  His presentation will cover Creating Liquidity Solutions with Illiquid Real Estate Assets as well as other related topics.     This year the Academy of Professional Family Mediators will host its 6th annual conference in conjunction with the […]