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January 23, 2013 – What Every Tax Professional Should Know About The 2012 Alimony Reform Law


Join the Attorneys of DCDC’s Family Law Practice Group for the first 2013 installment of our “What Every Professional Should Know About the Law” Seminar Series to discuss how the recent alimony law changes may impact your clients. Learn practical tips about how tax and legal professionals can work together to better advise our clients and prepare them for the future. (Download Flyer)
A Presentation by
Michelle M. Raymond, Esq., Steven D. Weil, Esq. & Melissa Howitt, Esq.
of Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, P.C.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 8:30 – 10:00 A.M.
Light breakfast will be served
Location: DCDC, 124 Grove Street, Suite 220, Franklin, MA 02038 – phone: 508-541-3000
We will discuss the following questions (and more):

  • Who is eligible to modify their alimony obligations under the new law?
  • Who will be eligible in March of 2013 to modify their alimony obligations and who has to wait?
  • How will cohabitation affect a client’s continued receipt of alimony and how do I inquire of a client who is receiving alimony if they are or planning to cohabit?
  • What are the four types of alimony and who is now eligible? Can a client who has only been married for two years actually get alimony?
  • What is the relationship between alimony and child support? How do I explain to clients that alimony and/or unallocated support are no longer bad words?
  • What do attorneys/mediators/judges need for tax analysis documentation calculating the tax benefits and effects of alimony versus child support?

Who should attend?
This program is designed for tax professionals working with clients who are divorced, divorcing or contemplating divorce regardless of whether they receive or pay alimony.
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PLEASE RSVP by Mon, Jan. 21st at or call Stephanie Kelly at (508) 541-3000.
FORWARD this invitation along to other professionals who may be interested.