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NYC dad says coronavirus-shuttered Family Court failed him as mom took kids

An unmarried Queens dad whose kids were allegedly whisked off to California by their mom against his wishes says New York’s virus-shuttered Family Court has failed him. “I want to be heard,” said Juan Miranda, 32, who says he hasn’t seen his two sons since mid-June, after their mom abruptly bolted Astoria, relocating to California […]

Digital Defense For Divorce

You need to be protected on all fronts during a divorce case. Nowadays, this certainly includes a thorough digital defense. First, if you think anything on any of your devices can be used against you, then stop using the devices immediately, and copy specifically recognized user-created, uploaded or downloaded files to a removable drive. Next, […]

TRUMP TAX OVERHAUL HITS DIVORCES

Under the new Trump tax reform, the 75 year old deduction for alimony payments are out. In any divorce case that starts after 2018, the spouse paying alimony can no longer deduct it, and the spouse receiving the money no longer has to pay taxes on it. Previously, it was reversed. Example Before the Change: […]

Divorced & Staying in the US

While it seems like a divorce may lead to a denied petition or even deportation, most foreign-born spouses going through the divorce process will be granted conditional permanent residence if they do not choose to withdraw their immigration application. How is this possible? By filing a waiver. If you were in the process of getting […]