A Chapter 7 debtor’s prepetition claim against her former spouse for alimony was property of her bankruptcy estate, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
A divorced taxpayer could treat family support payments made while his divorce was pending as deductible alimony, the U.S. Tax Court has ruled in reversing a $7,750 deficiency assessment.
The potential federal tax consequences facing a husband should have been considered in determining whether he was entitled to a modification of the alimony provisions in his divorce decree, Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled in reversing judgment.
Ozzie and Harriet would faint dead away at the living arrangements practiced by both young and old in this new century. But for divorce attorneys, the question often becomes whether a client’s pairing with another individual has crossed the line into “cohabitation,” jeopardizing hard-won alimony.
Last week, one state high court ruled that a retiree could lose her alimony, notwithstanding that fact that she and her boyfriend maintain separate residences and independent lives.
A wife who secreted away almost $350,000 from the couple’s business committed egregious fault obviating a mandatory alimony award, the New Jersey Appellate Division has ruled.
Following in the footsteps of states like Massachusetts and New Jersey, multiple pieces of legislation have been introduced in the Florida legislature to update alimony laws.
Federal law does not prevent a state court from considering a husband’s veterans’ disability benefits in calculating spousal support in his divorce, the South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
A taxpayer could not deduct as alimony amounts paid for his former spouse’s attorney fees, the U.S. Tax Court has ruled in affirming a $5,600 deficiency assessment.
Massachusetts enacted legislation to reform the state’s alimony laws earlier this week, limiting the duration of alimony awards and providing for greater judicial discretion.
A wife who had a well-paying job could be denied alimony in her divorce, even though her husband enjoyed a significantly higher income, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a $1,250 per month award.