Alimony

What Is the Tax Effect of Modifying Alimony on a Utah Divorce Decree Signed before January 1, 2019?

By |October 30th, 2019|Categories: Alimony|

Sometimes, tax law really changes things when it comes to divorce. One such change was contained the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017. Essentially, the law changed how alimony was taxed. The standard rule, which was in effect through December 31, 2018, was (1) that the person paying alimony was able to deduct that alimony [...]

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How Long Will I Pay Alimony?

By |October 26th, 2019|Categories: Alimony|

Besides figuring out child custody and parent-time, nothing in Utah divorce is a stressful as alimony. No one, and I mean no one, likes paying alimony. Husbands can’t stand it. Wives loathe it (hint: if you’re a woman, there’s a very small chance you’ll pay alimony. It shouldn’t matter that you’re a woman, but it does, [...]

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I Have two Jobs; Will they both Count toward Alimony?

By |October 24th, 2019|Categories: Alimony|

Bob has been working a couple jobs to make ends meet for a while. Working two jobs was never easy, and it put a strain on his marriage, but Bob didn’t realize how big that strain was. Then his wife said she wanted to get divorced. Bob felt stuck. He took the second job to make [...]

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Should I not Get a Second Job during my Divorce to Save Money on Child Support and Alimony?

By |September 27th, 2019|Categories: Alimony, Child Support|

When you’re going through a divorce, you’re often afraid about the future. How much time will I have with the kids? How much debt will I have? Will I have enough money to live on? About that last question, when people crunch the numbers, they often find that after child support and alimony, they won’t have [...]

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My Spouse is in Prison; Can I still Receive Child Support and Alimony?

By |September 26th, 2019|Categories: Alimony, Child Support|

A spouse going to prison is one of the hardest things anyone will ever have to deal with. The effect on families is terrible. In fact, most families don’t make it through a spouse’s prison sentence. Divorce is the almost inevitable result. So, what happens with child support and alimony when one spouse is in prison? [...]

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Sarah’s Getting Divorced — How Did this Happen, and What Now?

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce Mediation, Flat Fees, Property Division, Uncategorized|

Sarah married her husband what seems like forever ago. That was a time of such joy and hope. Back then, Sarah felt like she was on top of the world and that her life had such potential. Sarah and her husband got through school and had kids. These births were, of course, filled with joy and [...]

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Utah Cohabitation: What Does it Mean for Alimony and how to Prove it

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Alimony|

You got divorced and ended up paying alimony. That’s a common occurrence. Now, you’re still paying alimony, you just found out your ex-wife is living with another man, and they’re more or less living like they’re married. They share money, time, etc., but they haven’t actually married yet. That’s a pretty common occurrence as well. In [...]

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Do BAH and BAS Count Toward Child Support and Alimony?

By |June 25th, 2018|Categories: Alimony, Child Custody|

Have you ever tried to read a military member’s pay stub? It’s a mess. There are a thousand different numbers, and determining actual compensation is difficult. All of this leads to confusion about what items are counted as income for child support and alimony when military personnel divorce. When doing military divorces and trying to determine [...]

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I Make more Money than my Husband; Will I Pay him Alimony?

By |May 17th, 2018|Categories: Alimony|

Sarah married Tom about ten years ago. They have a couple kids and a home, and that means both she and Tom work. Over the years, Sarah’s done well at her job and she makes $65,000 per year. Tom — not so much. He’s bounced from job to job. Maybe he works for year, maybe 3 [...]

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Does Mileage Reimbursement Count as Income for Child Support and Alimony in Utah?

By |April 24th, 2018|Categories: Alimony, Child Support|

In Utah, people get paid in all sorts of interesting ways. Sometimes they get money. Sometimes they get benefits. Sometimes they get stuff. And sometimes they get paid mileage reimbursement. Mileage is designed to reimburse for the wear and tear on your car. That’s not how people use it, though. They never set aside that money [...]

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