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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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Staying Financially Sound During Your Divorce
The division of assets and debts can be a complex task in a divorce. Whether you anticipate your divorce will be amicable or contentious, you should thoroughly evaluate your financial situation with a family law attorney. No matter your circumstance, there are several important checklist items to keep in mind.
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Let’s Go To Mediation – Part 3: The Ins and Outs of Mediation
Considering mediation or want to learn more about it? Family law attorney and certified North Carolina Family Financial Mediator, Dan Lewis, answers six of the most commonly asked mediation questions.
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Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights?
For grandparents seeking visitation with their grandchildren, timing is crucial. Hatcher Law Group attorney Ryan Van Horn explains how a grandparent's rights are determined.
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 The Best Interests of Your Child: How to Improve Decision-Making with Your Co-Parent
As divorced or separated parents, it is not uncommon to disagree on what is in your child’s best interests. If you struggle to reach decisions with your co-parent, read our tips on what is most important to consider.
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Testimony in a Custody Dispute: How to Answer the Tough Questions
When it comes to cross-examination, preparation is key. Hatcher Law Group attorney, Chrissy Melvin shares important tips to keep in mind.
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