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Yearly Archives: 2019

How to Prepare Yourself to File for Divorce: Part 1

By Sep 24, 2019 Posted in Articles

How to Prepare Yourself to File for Divorce:  Part 1 In this two- part series, we focus on your (1) your children and (2) your finances.  Part 1 –  Children If you find yourself in a position of facing a divorce, you may be wondering what the next appropriate steps are to protect yourself or possibly your children. Unbeknownst to many, there are steps one can take to protect themselves even before filing for divorce.  […]

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Shannon Simpson becomes a Certified Mediator of family law disputes

By Aug 19, 2019 Posted in News

Shannon Simpson has decided to take her legal knowledge to the next level to help individuals, and their attorneys, navigate a more amicable resolution to their dissolution matters. This summer Shannon has taken 60 hours of mediation training in both Basic and Family related areas to become a certified mediator of family law disputes. Shannon engaged in the training to better assist her in helping families, and their counsel, negotiate a resolution to their family […]

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Social Media and Your Family Law Case

By Jun 19, 2019 Posted in Articles

Social media has been continually evolving and transforming into an outlet for people to share anything and everything about their lives. Posting on social media can be a way to connect with others, however, it is crucial to understand that anything said or posted on social media may be used against you in your divorce proceeding. Now, more than ever, attorneys are using social media posts as evidence in divorce proceedings.  Typically, it is recommended that clients completely refrain from posting on social media for numerous reasons. Social media […]

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Article 3: New Tax Law: Impact of the Child Tax Credit and Dependency Exemption Under the New Law

By Apr 2, 2019 Posted in Articles

ARTICLE 3: NEW TAX LAW: IMPACT OF THE CHILD TAX CREDIT AND DEPENDENCY EXEMPTION UNDER THE NEW LAW Previously, in divorce proceedings, the question of which parent would claim the children for tax purposes had been a contested issue. The reason – the exemption was financially beneficial for the parent that received it. For example, the dependency exemption for a “qualifying child” in 2017 was $4,050, which equated to a significant exemption for the recipient. Typically, […]

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Congratulations to Shannon Simpson on receiving a Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating for 2019!

By Mar 18, 2019 Posted in Articles

Simpson Legal Group, LLC Receives Peer Review Rating™ for Shannon Simpson from Martindale-Hubbell® — Legal Profession’s Most Prestigious Rating Service Recognizes Simpson Legal Group, LLC —  Simpson Legal Group, LLC today announced it has received notification from Martindale-Hubbell that Shannon Simpson has received a Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingTM for 2019.             Shannon Simpson was given an “AV” PREEMINENT RATING from her peers, which means that she was deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal […]

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ARTICLE 2 – NEW TAX LAW IMPACT ON MARITAL HOME DEDUCTIONS

By Jan 14, 2019 Posted in Articles

Who will get the marital home is always an area of contention in divorce proceedings.  And paying for the home is also a large consideration.  Sometimes, the tax credits received from retaining the home comes into play in determining whether either party will retain it.  In prior years, mortgage interest and property taxes were deductions available to the parties during the marriage.  Beginning in 2019, the tax laws will change and reduce the deductibility of […]

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