Finding a Family Law Attorney

The search for a family law attorney can be overwhelming. Emotions are rampant, stress is tremendous, and the stakes feel incredibly high. However, there are several things to keep in mind when looking for the right attorney to make the process more manageable. Do seek a referral from someone you trust. Pursuing legal counsel is…

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…