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Is alimony taxable? Deductible?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 20, 2021
Federal tax laws that went into effect in early 2019 changed the way alimony, or maintenance, is treated for tax purposes. For decades, payers of alimony could claim the payments as a federal tax deduction, while recipients of alimony had to claim the payments as taxable income. That situation has been reversed for divorces...
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Fatal crashes have increased in Colorado

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 19, 2021
Since spring, millions of Colorado residents have made the transition to working from home. Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) predicted that fatal accidents would drop correspondingly. However, the opposite is true. To the consternation and concern of the public, fatalities have increased by 20 percent. According to CDOT, distracted driving is...
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Options when facing a first criminal offense

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 17, 2021
Facing an arrest of any type is a nerve-wracking experience, but if it’s your first offense, you may also have many questions regarding what will happen to you. Will you face jail time? Will you lose your license or your job? If you are a student, you may worry about losing a scholarship or...
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Expungement or sealing

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 16, 2021
For many college students who are on the brink of finishing school, applying for jobs and landing interviews can be a rather daunting prospect. For those who were convicted of a crime before or during their time in college, the idea of looking for jobs can be even scarier. It is important to know...
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Law enforcement focusing on ‘high-risk impaired drivers’

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 11, 2021
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drunk driving accounted for 29% of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2018. The good news is that the percentage has been going down ever since 1982, when NHTSA started reporting alcohol data. There was even a 3.6% drop in fatal drunk driving accidents between...
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March, 2021 – Part 2

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 8, 2021
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Is a ‘gray divorce’ a consideration for you?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 8, 2021
“Gray divorce,” or divorce over age 50, is not a new phenomenon, but it has become increasingly popular. While the overall divorce rate is declining, the gray divorce rate continued to rise over the past few decades. Are you in this demographic? The reasons are as individual as the people who undertake a divorce...
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If you’re considering divorce in December, you’re not alone

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP December 19, 2020
It might be that the stress of the holiday season itself is responsible for some marriages ending. It can be a lot to take on. Or, you might be sticking it out for the holidays so you don’t ruin the season for your kids. Perhaps the prospect of a new year ahead of you...
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How to use apps to deal with last-minute parenting plan changes

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP September 5, 2020
Life usually doesn’t go according to plan. But sticking to a consistent, post-divorce parenting plan with the aid of new technology and apps can benefit your children, your co-parent and yourself. A parenting plan creates a map for how each parent will schedule — with their children’s best interest in mind — day-to-day life...
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After a divorce, who gets the dog?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP September 2, 2020
When you’re going through a difficult divorce, there are many details to sort out. You may need to figure out who is moving out, how to tell your family and how to divide certain assets. This also includes one specifically loveable asset – your dog. Americans love their furry family members. We often treat...
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