Our Monthly Tip, as featured in Family Lawyer Magazine: In celebration of national pet month, let the month of May serve as a reminder to protect our beloved four-legged friends. It should come as no surprise to animal lovers that the majority of pet owners (85% of dog owners and 76% of cat owners according to an American Veterinary Medical Association Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook) consider their fuzzy friends to be members of the family.
Our Monthly Tip, as featured in Family Lawyer Magazine: The tax filing deadline is fast approaching. If you have been filing jointly with your ex-spouse, filing separately presents new challenges and mistakes can be costly.Here are important tips to keep in mind before you file your tax return this year:Evaluate your filing statusWhat was your marital status on December 31st? An individual’s tax filing status is used to determine several factors on the tax return, including the tax rate.
Are you most effectively representing your clients in negotiating premarital agreements? Wilmington Trust’s Sharon Klein, president, Eastern U.S. Region and Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich, past president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, met with Dan Couvrette, CEO of Family Lawyer Magazine, to outline top tips and traps in negotiating premarital agreements.Please visit our Matrimonial and Divorce Advisory Solutions resource page for more timely divorce planning content.
President of Family Wealth for Wilmington Trust’s Eastern U.S. Region, Sharon Klein, and Lee Rosenberg of Saltzman Chetkof & Rosenberg LLP discuss top tips for leveraging life insurance in premarital planning & settlement agreements with Dan Couvrette, CEO of Family Lawyer Magazine.Please visit our Matrimonial and Divorce Advisory Solutions resource page for more timely divorce planning content.
This article reprint was published in WealthCounsel Quarterly and discusses how a multi-pronged strategy is often the most powerful approach to protecting assets from a future potential divorce. Sharon Klein shares the five key components to a well-crafted plan.Please visit our Matrimonial and Divorce Advisory Solutions resource page for more timely divorce planning content.Please see important disclosures at the end of the article.