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Divorce Law Changes Will Affect Your Taxes in 2019

The tax legislation passed by Congress in 2017 has a direct impact on divorced individuals who are paying or receiving alimony. As of January 1, 2019, alimony payments will no longer be taxable, nor will they be tax-deductible. That means individuals who pay alimony will no longer be able to take a tax deduction on that amount. In addition, alimony will no longer be considered taxable income. Please note that this law will only affect anyone who signs a divorce agreement after January 1, 2019, so it is in your best interest to conclude your negotiations and have your orders entered prior to the end of 2018. Child support payments are not affected by this legislation.

 

Clay County Division F Procedures and Ex Parte Calendar

Beginning June 1, 2018, the following change to trial set procedures for family cases in Division F in Clay County takes effect.

Trial may not be set in any family law matter unless the parties have attended mediation.

To clarify, if you are coming to ex parte to set your case for trial, this means you have already attended mediation, not just scheduled it or are planning to schedule it.

 

Guide Available For Accredited Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment Resources in Duval County

StartYourRecovery.org provides a guide to accredited substance misuse treatment resources in Duval. Using the directory, visitors can learn about the type of treatment that’s right for them and connect with highly trusted support. Each facility is registered with the state and accredited by at least one independent organization or program. You can learn more about the screening process here.

https://startyourrecovery.org/treatment/rehab-centers/florida/jacksonville

StartYourRecovery.org is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. It was developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from leading organizations like SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves.

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