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Taxes and military pensions in a divorce

In previous blog posts, we discussed the difficulties in dividing a military pension in a divorce. It can be done, but it needs to done carefully and with full knowledge of the process. In fact, no ...
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Tax filing status during divorce proceedings

Which tax filing status can you choose during a Pennsylvania divorce proceedings? The first thing to understand is that your tax status is determined by your marital status on December 31 of the tax ...
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Dividing military retirement benefits in divorce (Part 1: The first three steps)

Dividing military retirement benefits is one of the trickiest elements of a divorce. In my experience, attorneys often will simply avoid the possibility of messing up the division of military ...
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New IRA rollover rules from the IRS

A recent tax court decision changes the ways IRA rollovers will be taxed. For many years, the IRS has permitted IRAs to be rolled over, without tax consequences, under the following two conditions: 1. ...
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IRS "Innocent Spouse" status

The "innocent spouse" rule permits taxpayers (in certain circumstances) to get off the hook for the tax debts of their spouse, even if they signed a joint return. In 2011 the IRS announced ...
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Case Notes: Valuing assets in equitable distribution

The recent case of Balicki v. Balicki, 4 A.3d 654 (Pa. Super. 2010), has the potential to be a disaster for both divorcing parties and attorneys. The case originated in Allegheny County, having first ...
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