Andrew Samalin Offers Advice to Those Affected by Government Shutdown

Since the start of the new year, federal workers have not received their paychecks due to the government shutdown. Andrew Samalin of SICounsel provided financial advice to affected individuals, specifically how they can best protect their finances. Watch the video and read more by clicking here.

Trusts, Buy-Sells, Prenups: A Rubik’s Cube Of Traps And Worries

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) has eliminated the deductibility of alimony after December 31, 2018. It is expected that the loss of the payer’s tax benefit may have the effect of reducing alimony payment to the payee. This article proposes some options and drawbacks to consider relating to the TCJA, prenuptial agreements and […]

Counting the Miles (And Other Hidden Assets in Divorce)

The divorce process requires taking stock of your finances.  You will be expected to provide a detailed accounting of your assets and debts, as well as your income and expenses.  If you and your spouse use credit cards and earn rewards or airline miles on trips and purchases (including work-related transactions), these rewards and miles […]

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 […]