The Tax Cut and Jobs Act changed the ground rules governing divorces, and made them more expensive. Depending on your point of view, these changes are either short-sighted or they close a long-standing loophole that subsidized divorce. This webinar will discuss the ongoing policy debate about the elimination of the alimony deduction, the allocation of tax benefits relating to children of the marriage, and the post-divorce treatment of trusts created by one spouse for the benefit of the other spouse. We will also highlight planning opportunities and the need to relook at existing premarital agreements in light of these changes.
James Creech, The Law Offices of James Creech, San Francisco, CA
Phyllis Horn Epstein, Epstein, Shapiro & Epstein, Philadelphia, PA
Prof. Michael B. Lang, Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Orange, CA
Nicole M. Pearl, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Los Angeles, CA