July 2, 2018

Divorce Can Be Taxing: How The 2017 Federal Tax Bill Impacts Your Family Law Decisions – Part 2

Following is the second installment in a four-part blog series examining the 2017 tax overhaul and the impact on divorce and what you should consider…

June 1, 2018

The Keys to Success for Blended Families

One Big, Happy Family?  It’s Not Easy, But It’s Worth It.

I’m a longtime listener of The Bob and Sheri Show. When I was 16 years old, I listened…

January 19, 2018

Table Talk…for the Rest of the Story

Paul Harvey was an American broadcaster and commentator. He died in 2009 at the age of 90. I remember listening to his radio show as a young…

January 8, 2018

Divorce Can Be Taxing: How the New Federal Tax Law Impacts Your Family Law Decisions

Everyone is buzzing about the new tax overhaul recently passed by Congress. How does it impact you and your family law choices for 2018 and beyond? In a four-part…

December 14, 2017

Divorcing Doesn’t Have to be Destructive

Several Saturdays ago, I had the pleasure of spending a morning with my friend and colleague, Jaime Davis, to appear as a guest on her podcast, titled…

June 5, 2017

Equitable Distribution When the Trial Judge Gets it Right

It is not often in a complex equitable distribution case that we see a trial Judge’s fair and well-reasoned decision reversed on appeal. However, that is precisely what happened in…

May 31, 2017

How Does Remarriage Impact Wills and Inheritances?

Divorce and remarriage are common in the United States, and most legal professionals place these issues squarely within the family law realm. However, people who remarry should also carefully revisit…

May 5, 2017

Is My Beloved Pet Just an Asset to be Divided?

Our dogs and cats are part of our family, right? They do not just represent property to be divided, right? Actually, in North Carolina, pets are considered property and as…

May 5, 2017

Ad Valorem Tax Values and Equitable Distribution

In many equitable distribution cases, where the value of real estate is an issue, the parties at least in negotiations debate the relative accuracy of the ad valorem tax value…

April 6, 2017

When Financial Planning Meets Family Law

Late 2016, the Minnesota Supreme Court decided the case of Curtis v. Curtis (887 N.W.2d 249) and in so doing provided a lesson in how to invest $2,000,000.00 to maximize…

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