When Can My Child Decide?

We often receive calls from people who want to modify their custody schedule because they believe their child is “old enough to decide where he or she wants to live.” It is a very common misconception that there is a law in Missouri that states that a child can chose to live with mom or…

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…