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Blog Posts in July, 2013

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  • A CHILD CAN FORFEIT SUPPORT AND COLLEGE ASSISTANCE BY POOR BEHAVIOR
    A CHILD CAN FORFEIT SUPPORT AND COLLEGE ASSISTANCE BY POOR BEHAVIOR

    In the recent case of Stasny v. Wages , No. 2012-CA-00567-COA (6/25/13) the father was absolved of his duty to support his child retroactively due to the daughters actions in refusing to see her ...

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  • ALIMONY IS NOT A “BOUNTY”
    ALIMONY IS NOT A “BOUNTY”

    Divorce courts are commanded to determine what assets are martial and then divide them according to equitable distribution rules. They are then directed, specifically in regard to alimony, to ...

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  • ALIMONY IS ONLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE IF PAID FOLLOWING A DIVORCE OR TEMPORARY ORDER
    ALIMONY IS ONLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE IF PAID FOLLOWING A DIVORCE OR TEMPORARY ORDER

    Alimony must be paid pursuant to a divorce or separation agreement or temporary order to be deductible. James J. Faylor v Commissioner of Internal Revenue (T.C. Memo. 2013-143, Filed June 5, 2013). In ...

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  • CHILD SUPPORT STATUTE CHANGED JULY 1, 2013
    CHILD SUPPORT STATUTE CHANGED JULY 1, 2013

    Mississippi’s child support statute provides presumptive percentages of take home pay as appropriate amounts for child support as follows: 14% for one child, 20% for two, 22% for three, etc. The ...

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