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A Main Line Family Law Attorney Advises: How do you File your Taxes when your Divorce is Pending?

As Main Line family law attorneys, we know that when a divorce is pending, clients are often confused as to whether they are considered “married” or “divorced” for tax filing purposes. Since there is no “legal separation” document that is filed in Pennsylvania, you are not considered divorced in Pennsylvania until a divorce decree is issued by the Court. Thus, even if you are separated, you are still considered “married” for tax filing, and other, purposes. Tax filing status is determined based on an individual’s status on the last day of the year (December 31st). If no divorce decree has been issued, then that individual would still be considered “married” for tax filing purposes, and thereby, able to file their taxes either as “married filing jointly” or “married filing separately.” However, if the divorce decree issues on December 31st, then that person will not be able to file jointly with their[...]

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Sarinia Feinman, a Main Line Family Lawyer from Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC, was a Course Planner & Speaker at the September 20th and September 28th PBI Program on Complex Support Cases

Sarinia M. Feinman, Esq., of Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC, was a Course Planner and Speaker at the September 20th and 28th Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) Program entitled, “Evolving Support Cases: Deductions, Add-Backs, Deviations, and Discovery.”  This program provided an in-depth look at complex support cases from A to Z.

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Sarinia M. Feinman, Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC Divorce Lawyer, Moderates Presentation to Montgomery Bar Association’s Women in the Law Committee Regarding Residential Mortgage Guidelines

King of Prussia, PA On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, Sarinia M. Feinman, Wayne divorce lawyer and partner of Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC, organized and moderated a wonderful presentation for the Women in the Law Committee entitled, “Residential Mortgage Guidelines – the mortgage process from A to Z.”  Ms. Feinman, as the 2016 Co-Chair of the Montgomery Bar Association’s Women in the Law Committee, arranged for a mortgage professional (William Rookstool, owner of Approved Mortgage Group) to appear as a guest speaker.  The program explored the impact of bankruptcy, divorce, short sales, foreclosures, and credit issues/credit repair on the ability to obtain a mortgage. Mr. Rookstool also provided an overview of the mortgage process from inception to closing.  The audience actively participated in asking relevant and timely questions, which were all addressed at this excellent program.

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Family Law Attorney to Present Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) Program on Issues That Arise in Divorce When the Parties Are Over 50

Sarinia M. Feinman, a partner at Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC, is the course planner and moderator for the upcoming PBI program – “Issues for Divorce Over 50 – Approaching the Golden Years with No Band of Gold” – which will be held in Philadelphia on October 28th, Mechanicsburg on November 5th, and Pittsburgh on November 12th. Ms. Feinman, along with many other speakers she has recruited and organized, will teach other family law practitioners how to handle the special nuances that arise in a more senior divorce. The program will help practitioners recognize the pitfalls and possibilities of alimony and retirement benefits, while providing practice pointers on retirement accounts, tapping the equity in the marital home, estate planning, premarital agreements, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and guardianships. Ms. Feinman previously produced this program for PBI in 2012, and was a speaker when this program was offered both in 2008 and 2012. If you have a[...]

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Family Lawyer Ends Term as Chair of the Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section

Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC Family Lawyer, Montgomery County’s Sarinia M. Feinman Ends Term as Chair of the Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section Montgomery County, King of Prussia – In December 2014, Sarinia M. Feinman of Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC successfully completed her term as the Chair of the Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section. Now that the New Year is here, Ms. Feinman’s role as Chair is over but she is moving on to other pursuits in family law. During her time as the Chair of the Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section, Sarinia Feinman was in charge of providing the Section with informative and timely programs on a monthly basis by obtaining judges, masters and other relevant speakers to present to the Section. Ms. Feinman also kept the Section up to date on changes in matrimonial law, and specifically on changes within the Montgomery County Family Court. Ms. Feinman had unprecedented[...]

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