New Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

The New York State Legislature has enacted laws to protect victims of domestic violence by helping them to untangle the financial ties that bind them to their abuser. The new laws recognize that victims can be abused financially, by controlling the family finances, including controlling the earnings of the victim, and by forcing the victim to incur substantial debt in their name and to pay more than their fair share of the family expenses. ...

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Proposed Tax Plan Would Hurt Divorced Families

According to The Wall Street Journal reporter, Laura Saunders, the proposed Tax Plan will make being divorced even more costly and will have a direct impact on custodial parents and their children. The new bill proposed by the House would eliminate the existing tax deduction that payors of maintenance receive. According to existing law, when a higher earning former spouse pays maintenance to the lower earning former spouse, the payor receives a...

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