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.
“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” This quote—in addition to representing an exquisite irony—has proven as true in the first quarter of 2022 as it was when it was said by founder of the Russian Communist Party Vladimir Lenin over 100 years ago.The last few months has seen an escalation of economic, market, and geopolitical risks across the globe. The S&P 500 has responded with the first negative quarterly return in two years.
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.