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Tag Archives: alimony

How the New Tax Law Can Affect Divorce Settlement Negotiations

If you are planning to divorce in 2019, the new federal income tax law that took effect with the 2018 tax year includes some changes that could change the course of financial negotiations. Since 1942, alimony, called maintenance in Washington state, had been deductible on the paying spouse’s federal income tax return. The receiving spouse […]

Protecting Your Retirement During Gray Divorce

If you are over 50 and thinking about divorcing your spouse, you are not alone. So-called gray divorce is growing. The number of people divorcing after age 65 has more than doubled since 1990, according to the Council on Contemporary Families. People in this age bracket may be looking forward to retiring soon or may […]

How Does Washington State Determine Spousal Maintenance Awards?

Settling what was perhaps Washington state’s most famous divorce, MacKenzie Bezos received 4 percent of Amazon’s stock, worth approximately $36.8 billion, from company founder Jeff Bezos. No alimony was awarded and clearly there was no need for it. She is now the third richest woman in the world, according to Forbes. However, few divorcees obtain […]