Reconsidered By: Ian D. Haney, Esq.

Not much has changed since the American Bar Association published its findings of what the public thinks of the legal field nineteen years ago, which noted that divorce attorneys are widely criticized for “exacerbating conflict.” Although…

Remarriage After Divorce: The Cost of Stepchildren

YUMA, Arizona. According to Bloomberg , among couples over age 55 who have adult children, 33 percent have stepchildren. As more people get divorced and remarried, the chances of having an extended family have also grown significantly.…

Obstetricians Face New Wave of Medical Malpractice Claims

YUMA, Arizona. America’s idea of medical malpractice and personal injury is changing. More women are becoming aware of their rights during childbirth and are fighting back when doctors fail to honor their wishes. In recent months, we’ve…

Five Things You Should Know About Remarriage After Divorce

YUMA, Arizona. If you’re in the process of getting divorced, remarriage might be the last thing from your mind. But, it is important to remember that many people choose to start over after divorce. The decisions you make during you divorce can…

Surviving Grief After a Car Accident

YUMA, Arizona. If a loved one was injured or killed in a car accident, the most difficult time for you and your family may not be in the immediate aftermath. The immediate aftermath of a tragedy tends to be a busy time for family. You may…

Five Reasons People Stay in Marriages That Don’t Work

YUMA, Arizona. Divorce is tough. Many couples spend long periods of time in marriages that aren’t working because they don’t want to face the challenges that divorce brings with it. While some struggling marriages can be saved, there…

Injury Risk: Harley Recalls 175,000 Bikes Because Of Brake Failure Risk

YUMA, Arizona. According to the Detroit Free Press , Harley-Davidson recently recalled 175,000 motorcycles because the bikes’ brakes could fail. The models affected by the recall encompass bikes dating between 2008 and 2011. 30 models…

Taking Flu Medicine? Car Accident Risk and Over the Counter Flu Medicines

YUMA, Arizona. This year, the flu has hit the U.S. particularly hard. According to Forbes , hospitalizations for the flu have been on the rise, recently, with the Centers for Disease Control calling this year’s flu season the worst in…

Prepare for Bigger Divorce Battles in 2019

YUMA, Arizona. Divorce lawyers across the country are preparing themselves for 2019. Why? In 2019, tax reform laws regarding a tax-savings alimony deduction will change. According to the Chicago Tribune , starting in 2019, divorcing individuals…

How to Let Go of That Grudge During Divorce

YUMA, Arizona. Divorce can be a difficult time for all involved. While forgiveness might be the last thing on your mind right now, it might be wise to take a moment and consider the benefits of dropping your grudges—before you finalize your…

Selling Your Home During Your Divorce? What You Need to Know

YUMA, Arizona. If you’re getting divorced, there are two major aspects of any divorce that can lead to disagreements, acrimony, and trouble. One of these is understandably the question of child custody and the other involves the family home.…

Why Are Bike Shares Safer Than Regular Biking?

YUMA, Arizona. According to Vox , no one in the U.S. has died in a bike sharing accident. Given the prevalence of bike sharing in cities across the United States, this fact is fascinating. Vox reports that 35 million bike share trips have…

Divorce in the #MeToo Era

YUMA, Arizona. The #MeToo movement has changed the lives of many. For women, it has been a banner of empowerment, giving a voice to those who have experienced sexual harassment and misconduct. Yet, the #MeToo movement has had an impact on…

Why We Worry More About Plane Crashes than Car Accidents

YUMA, Arizona. According to Fortune , in the last 9 years, several billion people have safely flown in U.S. planes with no incident. Yet, this week, that streak came to an end when a woman was killed on a Southwest Flight after engine failure.…

If I Get Divorced, Can I Lose My Green Card?

YUMA, Arizona. Marriage was once a sure path to a green card and ultimately to citizenship for many immigrants. Yet, as immigration laws have changed under the current presidential administration, many immigrant families have started to…

Revocable Trusts vs. Prenuptial Agreements: Which is Best?

YUMA, Arizona. When it comes to protecting your assets when going into a new marriage, couples have two major options: revocable trusts and prenuptial agreements. Under the law, if you get divorced, any assets that have been acquired during…

Significant Changes to Taxability of Spousal Maintenance Imposed by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Are you in the midst of a divorce proceeding, with the possibility of paying or receiving spousal maintenance? If so, you need to be aware of a significant change, under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), regarding the taxability of spousal…

When the Rich Hide Money Offshore During Divorce, Trouble Abounds

YUMA, Arizona. One of the tactics of the ultra-rich has been to hide assets in offshore accounts. According to Forbes , until very recently, Panama was a tax haven and a place where the wealthy would send their assets to hide the money…