Archive for March, 2019
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania – March 25, 2019 – Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman Family Law attorney Lindsay H. Childs has completed the training required to become a parenting coordinator in Pennsylvania. Hereafter, Ms. Childs can be appointed by the court to serve. A parenting coordinator is appointed only in cases, after a final custody order has been entered, when repeated or obdurate conflict between the parties impacts implementation of the custody order.
As we approach the deadline to file 2018 taxes, our family lawyers stress the importance of being aware of the new tax law changes that went into effect under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, and how those changes affect your taxes going forward. This is particularly true if you recently went through a divorce, or are in the process of getting divorced. Prior to January 1, 2019, pursuant to IRS rules, alimony paid to a former spouse was deductible by the payor and reportable as income by the recipient, as long as certain IRS requirements regarding those payments were met. And, as long as you and your spouse had a signed “divorce or separation agreement” in place prior to December 31, 2018, these rules still apply going forward. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, however, the alimony deduction has been eliminated. This means that[...]
The family attorneys at Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman can help you resolve the selection of an appropriate school for your child. School selection is a legal custody issue which requires agreement of both parties, and in the absence of both parties’ agreement a Court Order. In particular, this can become an issue when the parties share physical custody of their child(ren) and live in different school districts, because the child(ren) are permitted to be enrolled in either school district. This issue may also apply when child(ren) are enrolled in public school, and private school is believed to be a better choice, or if the child(ren) are currently enrolled in private school, and public school is better able to meet their needs.
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania – March 4, 2019 – Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman Family Lawyer Lydia S. Terrill was recently elected to serve on the Montgomery Bar Association’s Judiciary Committee. Effective January, 2019, her new position carries a four-year term.