Reginald Black

Feb 20, 2017

I can\'t say enough about Kathleen Gingrich. I needed her services at a very difficult time in my life. She was always available and really listened to me and ...

Deb Hoffert

Feb 08, 2017

I can not say enough great things about this law firm. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable, professional and above all else very friendly. I have never had an issue personally or ...

John Arena

Feb 01, 2017

Peter Russo and the staff at his firm have handled my personal and professional business for almost a decade. His office is extremely professional and efficient. They never forget that ...

rick scott

Feb 01, 2017

Peter was easy to work with and handled my case first class. He was knowledgeable about my case (possible age discrimination) and gave me options on what I could do. ...

Jenn Spears Brenize

Feb 01, 2017

Peter is extremely knowledgeable and aggressive, yet even-tempered. He is professional, diligent, and compassionate, and responsive to his clients\' needs. I never hesitate to send him a referral as ...

Robert Davis

Jul 25, 2018

WERE BACK !! First and foremost Peter has a sense of humor. Peter was efficient and effective and on point when it came to the time line of events. Very important ...

Angela Reighard

Jun 26, 2018

Kara Haggerty was an amazing attorney. She handled my highly toxic divorce with aplomb, carefully and skillfully. Megan was also very helpful. Highly recommend!!

Bob Levin

May 11, 2018

I have been working with Peter for last 3 years and the experience has been worthwhile. He is a man of his word and I would highly recommend him.

Beth Sizer

Mar 22, 2018

I am a grandmother who just wants to be involved with her only grandson\'s life in every way, watch him grow and always be there for him and just ...

Aubrey

Jan 10, 2018

Peter is an excellent attorney! He is caring and effective in his representations.

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Couples in Pennsylvania who are about to finalize their divorces may agree to file a joint tax return for the previous year in order to take advantage of lower overall tax rates and a higher return for the benefit of the family. However, even when the couple agrees to an equitable division of the tax return and benefits in writing, problems can still crop up that may make it wiser to forego the attempt at filing a joint return.

Filing a joint tax return may seem like a good idea. In many cases it makes financial sense to take advantage of the opportunity to file a joint return. However, filing a tax return together after the divorce is final may lead to a difficult situation in which the partners are pitted against each other long after all of the marital strife should have been resolved.

For example, there have been cases in which a person filing a joint return with a former spouse found out too late that the ex-partner did not declare all income. This could lead to an audit several years down the road, long after the two parties should have resolved their differences. Further, one partner may suffer financial exposure if the other partner is not honest about income or misuses funds such as those in a retirement account.

A Pennsylvania family law attorney may represent a partner in a divorce action, a custody battle or a legal issue involving payment of spousal or child support. When a couple decides to divorce, a family law attorney may be able to assist one of the partners in understanding the implications of the divorce action on the individual’s finances as well as rights regarding children and other marital issues.

Source: Forbes, “Post Divorce Tax Intimacy Can Be Riskier Than Post Divorce Sex“, Peter Reilly , January 07, 2014