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How the New Tax Law Affects Your Divorce
January 12, 2018
Divorce cases will now be more complicated than before with the advent of the new tax bill. And the incentive to settle a divorce or custody case is now lessened under the new bill. Under the new law, spousal support paid by one spouse to the other spouse will not be a tax deduction whereas the recipient spouse no longer has to pay taxes on it. Under the present system, the payer of alimony got to deduct the full amount and the recipient spouse paid taxes on the amount. No longer so!