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  • Ten Practical Steps You Can Take to Control Your Divorce Fees and Costs - July 2014:  As a financial expert, I have seen fees and costs spiral out of hand in the majority of divorce cases.  To make matters worse, the source of the payment of these fees and costs is more often than not the parties’ net worth that they have worked hard to put aside over the years of the marriage.

  • Same-Sex Couples: Is Getting Married a Fictional Benefit for your Wallet? - February 2014: As you probably have heard in the past, it depends.  Prior to the June 2013 ruling when the U.S. Supreme Court declared that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional, and prior to August 2013 when the U.S. Department announced that same-sex couples would be recognized for Federal tax purposes, same-sex partners faced many inequalities.

  • What is a Forensic Accountant? - January 2014: Over the last decade, the role of the forensic accountant has significantly increased.  The rise in fraud in many financial sectors of our society has helped propel and shape the need for a forensic accountant.​

  • The Benefits of the Collaborative Process from the Perspective of Financial Experts - January 2014: During the last several years in Florida and the Tampa Bay Area, the Collaborative Process has become a great option for parties who are facing divorce, but want to remain civil to each other and minimize the impact on their children.  For Certified Public Accountants or other Financial Professionals who become a crucial part of the Collaborative team, they have found that great benefits can be derived from this process.

  • How the American Taxpayer Relief Act Will Affect 2013 Returns - January 2014:  President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) into law on January 2, 2013. This new law addresses many tax matters including the Marginal Income Tax Rate, Personal Exception Phase-out and Itemized Deduction Limitation.  These controversies which were debated by Congress at the end of 2012, were referred to by many as the “fiscal cliff.”

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