Kaminetzky Law

The One Session Mediation
Published: 2018-1-18
Yes you read that correctly It can and has been done I have successfully mediated a divorce which took only one session The couple had no children no real estate and very few assets and debts They both wanted to reach an agreement quickly and were willing to work together toward that goal There was 91 93
Update On Divorce And Tax Law
Published: 2018-1-05
Now that the new tax law is official this is what it means for divorcing couples First of all alimony or maintenance as we call it in New York will not be deductible by the payor for any agreement executed after December 31 2018 Note that the divorce judgment does not need to be signed only 91 93
New Tax Treatment Of Maintenance And Implications For Divorcing Couples
Published: 2017-11-09
There is a lot of buzz lately about possible changes to the tax treatment of Spousal Maintenance The silver lining in the spousal maintenance cloud is that the payor can take the amount off their taxes as a deduction The person who receives the maintenance has had to pay the taxes on it as income 91 93
What s The Difference Between You Guys And An Online Service
Published: 2017-10-19
Recently we had a former divorce client call us with happy news She is getting married Both parties have children from their former relationships professional practices and assets that they would like to go to their respective children when they pass away Understandably our former client was a bit concerned about what might happen should 91 93
Thinking Of Going Solo Be Prepared To Practice Law And Run A Business
Published: 2017-10-12
A law practice is a business No matter how good an attorney you are your practice will not take off without that recognition This article was written for new solo attorneys those who are thinking of hanging out a shingle and those who were dismayed when they saw their tax return for the first time 91 93
Exchanging A Statement Of Net Worth In A Divorce
Published: 2017-10-05
In the divorce process whether mediated or litigated one of the most important documents is the statement of net worth It is a document that outlines the financial health of each party There are several sections One section outlines the family data and budget such as how many children are in the home dates of birth 91 93
Is There Such A Thing As A Simple Will
Published: 2017-8-24
Many clients say that they just want a simple will When deciding how to word bequests in a will we lawyers have to bring up some uncomfortable topics with our clients Aside from the fact that our client needs to contemplate their own death they also need to think about and decide what to do 91 93
How I Practice An Interview With The New York State Bar Association
Published: 2017-8-17
I am very honored to have had the opportunity to sit down with the New York State Bar Association and share how I practice law and organize my business NYSBA has wonderful resources on their site including the How I Practice section which offers tips tricks and lessons to other attorneys This interview can be 91 93
What Is A QDRO
Published: 2017-8-11
A QDRO is a qualified domestic relations order This is an order regarding retirement accounts In a divorce retirement accounts are frequently the subject of equitable distribution Each party would be entitled to their marital share of the other s retirement accounts An evaluation is performed using what is known as the Majauskas formula This formula 91 93
What Is The Difference Between Legal Advice And Legal Information How Does That Affect The Role Of The Mediator
Published: 2017-7-14
People often ask how do you reconcile the role of the mediator and the role of the attorney when you are doing mediation When doing a mediation the mediators 8217 role is to help the people decide for themselves what course of action they want to take As a mediator who is also an attorney I 91 93