October 4, 2017
Check out the State of Rhode Island’s new tax break that applies to some individuals with income derived from pensions and annuities.
Contact your tax professional or lawyer for more information.
April 17, 2017
Join our RI estate planning attorneys at the Lincoln Public Library on April 19th and April 26th at 6:30 PM to learn about how to protect your assets and set up an estate plan that is best for you and your family. Each lecture will run for about 1 hour.
- On Wednesday April 19th, the topic will be Trusts and the use of trusts in estate planning; living trusts, inter vivos trusts, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, family trusts, and purpose trusts will be discussed.
- On Wednesday April 26th, the topic will be estate planning and the use of wills, trusts, and other legal documents to facilitate estate planning.
These seminars assume no specific knowledge of the subject matter and all levels are invited and encouraged to attend. A question and answer session will follow each lecture. Please call the reference department of the library at 333-2422 ext. 22 to register.
April 8, 2017
If you are a woman in RI considering divorce, or are in the early stages of divorce, you will want to attend this empowering seminar; designed to help you take the next step, no matter where you are in the process of untying the knot.
Join us for an informational seminar for women on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 12pm – 1:30 pm; boxed lunches provided. The location for the seminar is The Foundry, 50 Holden Street, Providence, RI 02908.
This Women’s RI divorce seminar will focus on the legal and financial issues of divorce in a logical, yet compassionate way. With the guidance of trained professionals, you will gain greater understanding of the confusing divorce process. The seminar will be facilitated by Cheryl Ethier, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst at SK Wealth Management and Sarah Oster Kelly, Esquire at Oster Law Offices. The goal of the seminar is to provide you with the knowledge to make informed decisions that will help prepare and protect you and your family. The cost to attend is $20 per person (lunch included) and pre-registration is required; please call 401-752-0588 for additional information. And remember – you are not alone!
August 31, 2016
The NY Court of Appeals recently broadened the definition of a “parent” in it’s court system. This decision will allow non-biological caretakers, ones who are not the adoptive guardian of a child, to seek custody or visitation of a child. The court’s decision conveys the often changing definition of what is considered “family” in today’s society. Specifically the court now establishes an argument for a partner in a same-sex divorce to seek custody or visitation of a child of their former soon-to-be ex-spouse.
August 19, 2016
Calling all attorneys, paralegals, accountants, financial advisors, divorce financial planners, child representatives and mental health professionals.
Join our Rhode Island divorce attorney Robert D. Oster, Esquire who is a speaker at the two day seminar on Advanced Issues in Family Law and Divorce.
When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick (Airport)
801 Greenwich Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
This is a 14 credit CLE for Rhode Island Attorneys Click the link above for more information and registration.
August 10, 2016
As the end of summer draws near preparations begin for getting the kids back to school. For recently divorced parents this may be the beginning of co-parenting from two homes instead of one. Here is a great article for newly divorced parents and managing the kids going back to school:
February 16, 2016
Are you or someone you know considering divorce? To learn more about the legal, financial and personal aspects about divorce join Attorney Sarah Oster tomorrow, February 17th, and other divorce professionals for a divorce workshop. Click link below for more information.
June 3, 2015
It’s that time of year again ladies and gentlemen– it’s tax season. With the April 15thindividual tax deadline quickly approaching we want to remind you of a few considerations.
For taxpayers recently divorced or in the middle of Family Court proceedings, for IRS purposes you will be considered “married” unless there is a signed Final Judgment of Divorce in your case. If there has been a Final Judgment of Divorce in your case, parties should discuss which party is entitled to a dependency exemption. The parent filing for the dependency exemption should also consider the Child Tax Credit for children under the age of seventeen.
If alimony was awarded in your divorce, the amount received to the payee may be taxable as income. I.R.C. § 71. Generally, the payor spouse may deduct alimony from his income. I.R.C. § 215. For more information on deductions relating to alimony contact us or tax professional.
One tax consequence of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is now same sex couples who were legally married before 2013 but unable to file as married filing joint can now amend their tax returns for prior years to the married filing joint status. These taxpayers may be entitled to an additional refund on from those years. Taxpayers falling into this category should contact their professional tax preparer to file an amended tax return this year.
We at Oster Law Offices are not tax professionals and this information should not be considered professional tax advice. We advise all our clients and friends to seek out a reputable tax professional in your area for further guidance.