Below is a link to a helpful article which specifies that the tax deduction previously allowable for maintenance (i.e., alimony) payments will end as of the end of the 2018 tax year.
Q: Shortly after inquest, and before final judgement was signed in my divorce, I was diagnosed with a life threatening illness requiring continued medical treatment and monitoring for the rest of my life. I cannot work, and I will have to go on welfare soon as I don't see what else I can do. Can I vacate my settlement agreement where I signed away rights to maintenance, since the divorce has not yet been finalized? I have been a stay at home mom for over 15 years and am 60 years old. My husband owns 2 restaurants, and intimidated me into signing away my rights to maintenance, all retirement accounts, and to give him any cash I had saved in order to allow me to stay in the marital home. He refused to allow an appraiser, so I ended up paying over market value because I had nowhere else to go and no income. I gave up everything because I was so tired of his bullying and threats that I was getting anxiety and insomnia and losing my hair so I wanted it all over with. I see now it was stupid but didn't know what else to do. This home was originally given to me upon marriage by my parents and is the only thing I have now. Do I have any possibility of vacating the agreement? Thank you.
Q: Divorce has been signed off an done (11/2017) but a matter seems to be a thorn in my side, the right to first refusal part is turning out to be really not workable and with the other person continuing to be not flexible with anything on this part, even violating her part on this also. If away from our child more than 5 hours the other parent must be notified. Can I have this taken out or changed???
Q: I own 49 percent of my family business. She came up with a ridiculous proposal for maintence and ownership of the house. Also child support which is not a problem. I am afraid she will get the IRS involved just to hurt me. Also my father is the owner. She is very hostile right now.
Q: my ex husband filed a temp restraining order because i contact him at work, asking for the alimony that he owes me. he claims me contacting him on a regular basis asking for money is extortion. he does not state in the paperwork that all the dates he's quoting i called him are documented by me as late payments that he missed. he's currently in violation of the judgment still!! he's owed me money for at least over a year now. if i contact him to ask him to pay me (what he agreed in the judgment to pay), is this extortion? he's claiming i'm "threatening him" by saying i'm going to send cops to his residence. I told him if he doesn't pay me as he's supposed to, i'm filing an OTSC against him, and ask the judge to allow me to have NYPD serve him at work or at home (since i don't think his lawyer actually works for him anymore). he says this is extortion and threatening. is it?