Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Ends Alimony Deductions after 2018

As if negotiating divorce settlements was not complex (and contentious) enough, the process is about to get even more complicated, thanks to a major overhaul of the tax code regarding alimony. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which goes into effect January 1, 2019, sweeping changes are set to upend 75 years’ worth of established rules regarding alimony — namely, that it…

Stephanie Jones speaking at the MO-AFCC Fall Conference on “The “Whats, Whens and Hows” of Presumptions in Family Law”

Presumptions in custody and child support are often the subject of debate and confusion, bringing up questions about how they are applied and rebutted in different settings. This week, Stephanie Jones brings her expertise in this complex area of family law to the MO-AFCC Fall Conference, “The “Whats, Whens and Hows” of Presumptions in Family…

Holiday Tips for Divorced Parents

Unfortunately, for many divorced families, the holidays can be a stressful time. The joyfulness of the holidays can be replaced with feelings of anxiety, depression and loneliness…not only for parents, but for their children as well. Because of the added stress this time of year brings to divorced families, the holidays are a busy time…