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Dividing Assets in a Divorce – Coverture Fraction

The Coverture Fraction (also called the Time Rule Formula) is a mathematical formula that is sometimes used to calculate the marital and non-marital portions of certain types of assets in a divorce, including pensions and stock options.  The denominator of the fraction is the total earnings period, often expressed in number of days.  In the…

Tax Hot Tip — Alimony Tax Treatment

As a reminder, the tax treatment of alimony has changed beginning in 2019.   If you or your clients pay or receive alimony under the old tax laws (i.e., the divorce agreement was entered into before midnight of 12/31/2018)*: The payer will continue to deduct alimony amounts paid. The receiver will continue to pay tax…

What You Need To Know About The DRFA

Russ Thornton, of Wealthcare For Women, details all you need to know about preparing The Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit for your divorce. Click here to read the article.

Factors That Affect Equitable Distribution of Business Interests

Halpern Case Revisited By: Maty Varon One of the landmark cases in Georgia Family Law is Halpern v. Halpern, 352 SE 2nd, 753.  The case analyzes if the increase in value in an entity was caused by market forces (passive) or marital efforts (active participation).  The answer to this question dictates the extent to which…

2016 Financial Topics in Family Law Seminar Recap

If you missed the February 16 seminar, you missed some good stuff!  Presented by the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and metro Atlanta forensic accountants and co-chaired by IAG’s own Dan Branch and Ashley Sawyer (Hedgepeth, Heredia & Rieder), the seminar boasted a diverse range of topics. With an eye toward expanding…

Cobb County Family Law Section Annual CLE Seminar

Don’t miss this year’s Cobb County Family Law Section Annual CLE Seminar on February 26th. This event offers 8 CLE hours and will include Laurie’s presentation on the Child Support Worksheet and Creative Tax Tips. Here is the complete agenda: Family Law Section Cobb Bar CLE Agenda  

NEXT Magazine

Local family law attorney Randy Kessler has just published the third edition of his online magazine “NEXT”, which addresses issues specific to, you guessed it, divorcing couples.  Topics of features in this edition include toxic relationships. successful co-parenting, definitions of marital vs. non-marital equity, clients’ misconceptions regarding their “day in court,” and successfully dealing with…

Avoiding Tax Traps in High-Asset Cases

David Sarif, of Atlanta based law firm Naggiar & Sarif, and Laurie Dyke joined forced to write an article for the newest issue of Family Lawyer Magazine. In their article they detail how to dodge the costly tax traps by bringing light to four easily overlooked issue attorneys may face while dealing with high-asset cases. Click here,…
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Laurie Dyke Speaking for Cobb Bar CLE

Laurie will be speaking at the upcoming Cobb County Family Law Section Annual CLE Seminar on Friday, January 30th. She will be discussing child support and creative tax strategies for case settlement. Register for Family Law Section CLE 2015 or view the agenda!

Save the date! – Dan Branch co-chairing the 2015 Financial Topics in Family Law Seminar on 1/27/15

“I am excited to be the co-chair for this year’s seminar. It has been great working with the legal chairs (Hannibal Heredia and Ashley Sawyer) and we’ve put together a great curriculum for both the accounting and legal professionals. Come learn or brush up on the basics or learn more advanced topics. Either way, it…

Laurie Speaking at the Nuts and Bolts of Family Law Seminar

Laurie will be speaking at the upcoming Nuts and Bolts of Family Law Seminar in Atlanta on Friday, October 3rd. She is looking forward to discussing the Child Support Worksheet. For more information and to register online click here.

A Frank Discussion About Divorce

Please join us in attending the event, A Frank Discussion About Divorce, hosted by Dawn Smith and Sheri Lake of Smith & Lake LLC as well as Lisa N. Lubar of UBS Financial Services, Mary Anne Walser of Keller Williams Buckhead and Kim Oppenheimer, Ph.D. of Atlanta Psych Consultants LLC. The event will be held…

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