The Marital Residence: Who gets it after divorce?

Memories are hard to let go For many couples, one of the biggest and most difficult issues is the marital residence. Who gets it after a divorce? For couples of modest and ordinary means (as compared to affluent couples) the marital residence is usually the main asset, the biggest most valuable thing they own together. … Continue reading “The Marital Residence: Who gets it after divorce?”

Divorce settlements and tax consequences: alimony vs. property settlement

If it is alimony it is taxable to the recipient and tax deductible by the payor. If it is a property settlement it is not taxable or deductible. How can you know if you have alimony which is taxable vs. property settlement which is not?

If it is alimony it is taxable to the recipient and tax deductible by the payor. If it is a property settlement it is not taxable or deductible. How can you know if you have alimony which is taxable vs. property settlement which is not?