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Common Tax Issues Involved in Divorce

Don’t Overlook the Tax Issues Created By Your Divorce

Tax consequences follow many of the decisions made during a divorce, settlement agreement, or marital dispute resolution – often for many years to come. Whether you are involved in a divorce, separate maintenance agreement or annulment, it is important to consider taxes and the implications they may carry. Having knowledge of the tax issues created by your divorce is essential. This is why you should have an experienced divorce lawyer by your side.

Although your marriage may be coming to an end, the old saying about death and taxes still rings true. While the institution of marriage has often drawn comparisons to an economic partnership between two people, the truth is that both spouses need to be aware of their responsibilities for any and all tax liabilities incurred. Overlooking the tax consequences stemming from your divorce would be a mistake, which is why we encourage you to speak with the team at Lois M. Brenner, Esq. today.

Some of the most commonly overlooked tax implications include:

  • Tax implications of spousal support
  • Tax implications of child support
  • Tax exemption for dependent children
  • Deductibility of mortgage interest
  • Tax implications of pensions and 401(K) plans

Lois M. Brenner Has Been Serving NYC Families for Over 35 Years

If you have questions about the tax issues that may be created by the breakdown of your marriage, we encourage you to discuss your options with our New York divorce lawyer, Lois M. Brenner, Esq., as soon as possible. You can trust that your case will be in capable hands when you turn to our firm for guidance. Contact our office today at (646) 663-4546 to request your initial consultation.

Lois M. Brenner, Esq. is a highly skilled divorce litigator, strategist, and mediator with decades of experience. Find out how we can assist you with your divorce by giving us a call today.

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