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Roundup: Best Family Law Tips From 2018

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By Christopher Coble, Esq. on December 20, 2018 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Family law can encompass everything from divorce, child support, and custody to domestic violence, elder abuse, and even immigration status.

We write a lot about family law issues and covered a lot of topics over the course of 2018. Here are some of our best legal tips for family law issues from the past year.

The holidays can be a challenging time for families who have already gone through a divorce or who are currently experiencing one. Here's how to make custody during the holidays work.

Divorce doesn't happen overnight. And some divorces can take longer than others. So how do manage all the finances, living situation, custody, and property separation during that time?

3. How to Find Hidden Bank Accounts in Divorce

Speaking of finances, are you sure your soon-to-be ex is being upfront about where all the money is?

4. Reminder: Divorce Will Get More Expensive in 2019

Due to changes in federal tax law, those paying alimony must pay taxes on that earned income, while those receiving alimony payments don't have to pay taxes on that income received. Confused? Click above for more details.

You're probably just thinking about how much you'll miss your young birds as they flee the nest. But there are also some legal matters to think about as well.

6. Update on Immigrant Family Separation, Reunification

In one of the more tragic stories this year (and beyond) immigration officials systematically removed immigrant children from parental custody, often deporting parents while they detained kids in camps. Here's an update.

7. When to Use Mediation for Elder Abuse

Sadly, not everyone takes "respect your elders" to heart. When is mediation the best response to elder abuse?

Safety first. That's especially true for victims of stalking, domestic abuse, or domestic violence. But how do you make sure that happens?

9. Top 10 Reasons You Need to Hire a Lawyer

As you can see, the law touches all aspects of family life. So know when you need to hire a lawyer. And of course, you already know where to go to find one -- check out our directory below.

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