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May 2015 Archives

Jon and Kate Gosselin in reported custody dispute

California parents may be interested to learn that Jon and Kate Gosselin of the former TV show "Jon & Kate Plus 8" are reportedly involved in a custody dispute over one of the couple's 11-year-old daughters. Kate Gosselin has had primary custody of the couple's eight children for six years, and they appear with her on the TLC reality show "Kate Plus 8." Allegedly, one of the girl's claims is that her mother forces her to appear on the show. Jon Gosselin reports that he and his ex-wife do not have a good relationship.

Over 1,000 children are abducted and taken abroad each year

Parents in California likely prefer not to think about children being abducted by a parent and taken abroad, but U.S. Department of State figures reveal that this happens more than 1,000 times each year. The department attempts to help parents to secure the return of these children, but their efforts are only successful in about half of the cases that it becomes involved in.

Lack of prenuptial agreement does not guarantee loss of assets

However, many couples anticipating marriage do not execute a prenuptial agreement before the wedding. However, an individual can protect his or her assets even without a prenuptial agreement.

The tax consequences of property division in divorce

When California married couples decide to divorce, matters such as spousal support, asset division, and child support and custody are the main issues that they have to resolve. However, some of them overlook the impact that some of their decisions will have on their tax situations in the near and far futures. The division of property is a matter that could have a significant and lasting effect on tax liability.