Monday, August 19, 2019
Friday, August 2, 2019
While recreational marijuana may be legal under state law, it’s still illegal under federal law (which governs air travel), so unfortunately, you’ll need to leave your marijuana at home. However, if you have a medication that contains a small amount of THC, you can legally fly with it under a recent TSA rule change. The new rule states: “Marijuana and certain cannabis infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law except for products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by FDA. (See the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334.) TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of law to local, state or federal authorities.”
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
A retirement plan, to the extent it is earned during the marriage, is marital property. There are two ways to consider the value of the plan. One party can be awarded an interest in the plan and the other can be awarded property with a value that offsets the value of the pension plan. Otherwise, the parties can divide the interest in a pension plan through a document that is called a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO).
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Monday, July 15, 2019
With texting, email, and Facebook Messenger rising in popularity as methods of communication in relationships, so is their use as divorce evidence. As divorce attorneys, we used to look for evidence in files, notebooks, ledgers, memos and photo albums. Now we have to also look at emails, text messages, Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and even Pinterest for what divorce evidence that is called Electronically Stored Information (ESI).
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Alimony payments will fall under new tax rules starting in 2019. ... Under the new regulations, the individual who pays alimony to an ex-spouse will no longer be able to deduct those payments. And the recipient of the money will no longer pay taxes on that income
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Using a hand-held cellphone to figure out directions while driving is illegal and Illinois will stop giving a free pass to first-time offenders as of July 1. Instead you'll get a moving violation ticket if caught.