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Divorce Can Be a Battle—Don’t Let Stress Win the War
May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Did you know that one in six adults in the United States struggle with mental illness each year? Mental illness is not a topic of discussion that often comes up over a cup of coffee or at a social hour. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are going to break down what mental health is and the various mental illnesses that can develop as a result of an emotionally taxing experience such as a divorce or child custody battle.
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3 Common Questions from Victims of Domestic Violence
A new sense of confidence is building in our society as more and more prominent figures step out from behind the veil of silence and share their stories of abuse.  The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports one in three women and one in four men have been physically abused by an intimate partner. On a local scale, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) reported one-quarter of all Charlotte homicides in 2017 were related to domestic violence. For some victims of abuse wh...
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Filing Taxes After A Divorce
If going through a separation and/or divorce, this tax season may be of more interest to you than it has in previous years. Whether you are separated or divorced, there are several things to consider when determining how to file, what to claim, and which tax deductions may be available to you. If you are filing for the first time without your former spouse, working with an accountant to discuss your options may be beneficial.
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Cryptocurrency: The Cloak of Invisibility for Deceptive Spouses Going through a Divorce
Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, has been in the headlines for a while now and many people are still unsure of what it really is and how it impacts our economy. Not only is cryptocurrency changing the way people around the world invest their money, but cryptocurrency is also changing the way husbands and wives are hiding assets.
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Love, Loot & Law
Valentine's Day has evolved into a consumer-driven holiday filled with sweet surprises of all flavors. While couples may be comfortable discussing their Valentine's Day spending, research shows they are not sharing other spending habits.
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Nostalgia in the New Year
Kissing at midnight, throwing lavish parties, determining a resolution, watching the ball drop – everyone has at least one family tradition that immediately comes to mind when thinking about ringing in the new year.  For many people, the holiday season is the most nostalgic time of the year. According to Krystine Batcho, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Le Moyne College, nostalgia often creates a sense of belonging during the holidays, which is very important for human beings.
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New Tax Bill Affects Your Alimony Deduction
The recently passed tax reform bill eliminates the current tax deductions for individuals who pay alimony. This legislation eliminates the deduction effective January 1, 2019, meaning the deduction will not apply to separation agreements and alimony orders entered after 2018.
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3 Ways to Give Back with Your Kids this Holiday Season
'Tis the season of giving, and who better to share the joys of giving with than your kids? One way to spread the holiday spirit is by giving back in your local community. Luckily for those who live in the Charlotte area, there are so many opportunities to do just that.
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Proposed Tax Bill Eliminates Deduction for Alimony Payments
A recently proposed tax reform bill could eliminate the current tax deductions for individuals who pay alimony. If this legislation passes, it will eliminate the deduction effective January 1, 2018, meaning the deduction will not apply to separation agreements and alimony orders entered after 2017. Additionally, this legislation could eliminate the deduction when modifying alimony orders.
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Creating New Thanksgiving Traditions in the Wake of a Divorce
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a season of many traditions. While carrying out your usual family traditions may not be possible in the wake of a recent divorce, there is plenty of room for you to fill that void with something new, and Charlotte is the perfect place to start!
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