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Paul A. DeJesse Jr. Serves as Program Chair for Family Law Specialization Exam Review
Hatcher Law Group Partner Paul A. DeJesse Jr. served as program chair for the second year in a row at the Family Law Specialization Exam Review on Friday, September 6, 2019 in Cary, North Carolina. The exam review was well-attended with 116 attendees participating in-person and via webcast. Mr. DeJesse assembled some of North Carolina’s best Family Law Specialists to cover a wide range of family law topics. Mr. DeJesse is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and represents clie...
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Dan Lewis to Present at Mecklenburg County Community Support Services
Dan Lewis will be a guest speaker tonight at the Family Law Information Clinic hosted by Mecklenburg County Community Support Services.
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Prenups are for the <s>Birds</s> Millennials
You may have noticed the rising popularity of prenups (also known as prenuptial or premarital agreements). Couples use prenups as a way to come to agreement on various issues like how property will be divided and whether spousal support or alimony will be paid (if at all) in the event of divorce. Talking about these issues may not be fun, especially as an additional item on your wedding checklist, but these agreements can be very worth your while. 
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Co-Parenting After Your Spouse’s Affair
In addition to all the complicated questions that come to light following your spouse’s affair, one of the most common questions from clients is whether or not there are rules in place to keep my spouse’s paramour away from my kids. What are my rights when determining custody of my children when a third party is involved?
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Bye-Bye Love, Hello Taxes: Alimony Tax Deduction Ends
Recent tax changes will determine if, and how, many spouses receive alimony in the future. Now, to receive a tax deduction for alimony payments made, spouses must either reach a signed agreement as to alimony or have an order resolving alimony entered before January 1st, 2019. 
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5 Tips to Remember When Going to Court
Walking into a courthouse for the first time can be daunting. While you’ve been primed and prepared down to every last detail of your case, the uncharted territory and unfamiliar protocol of a courthouse presents mixed emotions of nervousness and excitement. Remembering these five tips will help you enter the courthouse confidently and present your case in the most effective way possible.
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Degrees & Divorce – How Financial Aid Comes Into Play for Two Households
Students often rely on financial aid to support them through college. Over 44 million Americans incur student loan debt. Even more troublesome, a combined total of over $1.48 trillion is owed in student loan debt. Here are several key points for parents going through a separation or a divorce to keep in mind as your child applies for college financial aid.
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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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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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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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