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    Divorce and TaxesDivorce is a completely overwhelming state of being. You’re in danger of making emotionally fueled decisions rather than logic-based ones, especially when it comes to finances. The money aspect of divorce can make you want to crawl under a rock and stay there until it’s all over and you’re free. But that’s no way to start your new single life, particularly when it comes to the tax implications of divorce.

    When you’re in the thick of a divorce, you may make hasty, unwise choices, financial or otherwise. You may allow your soon-to-be ex handle everything and just give you the paperwork to sign, trusting that you really are at an amicable place and he or she would never do anything to make your life miserable. You may go to a mediator with an uncontested divorce and allow them to pull the details together without asking them any questions – and if you don’t ask questions, you won’t get answers.

    Choosing to stay in the dark can place you in a completely unexpected and horrifying situation, such as: You’ve divorced at the end of the year. For the whole of that year you took exemptions from your own paycheck based on the exemptions your former spouse was taking because you planned to file jointly. Now it’s a new year, you managed to squeeze through a quickie divorce, and you’re no long filing jointly. Suddenly, you discover that you didn’t take enough exemptions. And you’re hit with a big, hefty tax bill. No one wants this kind of reality to happen to them.

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    Tax Questions to Discuss with Your Divorce Attorney

    When you’re thinking about things like child custody, who’s getting the house, and where you’re going to live now, tax implications may be the furthest thing from your mind. If it’s nowhere near April 15, you may not even consider what Uncle Sam has in store for you until it’s too late. But here are just some of the things you need to keep in mind and how your taxes can change after you divorce:

    • Am I taking enough exemptions as a single person to avoid a major bill come tax time?
    • Who gets to take the tax benefits and exemptions pertaining to the kids?
    • Do child support payments impact my taxes?
    • Can I and my ex both claim our children as dependents on our individual tax returns?
    • How will the tax liabilities or benefits of our once joint property be split?
    • Is alimony tax deductible? Or, for that matter, is alimony considered taxable income for the recipient?
    • Can I claim head of household filing status?

    Don’t agree to just anything in your divorce, and don’t attempt to do it yourself. A DIY divorce is almost always doomed to fail, and it will cost you more – financially, emotionally, and mentally – in the long run than seeing an experienced divorce attorney ever would. Tax implications are part and parcel of any divorce settlement – this issue will be discussed in depth if you consult with a qualified Michigan divorce lawyer. Contact Femminineo Attorneys in Mt. Clemens, MI, to schedule your no-cost initial interview today.


    What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

    Family Law Expertise

    Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

    Strong Relationships

    We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


    Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

    We Care

    Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


    Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


    Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


    We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


    When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

    Expert Staff

    Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

    Personal Service

    At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

    We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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