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Tag Archives: maintenance

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 […]

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 […]