Do American divorce lawyers have a legal duty to report tax cheats and tax dodgers?


a UK law, dating back to 2003 makes it a legal duty for divorce solicitors in the UK to report “suspicions” of tax dodging and tax cheating to the National Criminal Intelligence Service pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime Act. This anti money laundering legislation “applied to the transfer of assets from a person to their ex spouse on divorce.” Do American divorce lawyers have a similar duty?

Pensions, divorce: What rights do you have?

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As a general rule, pensions are marital property. You have a right to the share of your spouse’s pension even if you have been divorced décades before your spouse retires. Like real estate, stocks, and cash, pensions will be divided up between the two people after a divorce.

Hidden costs of divorce: you will never suspect how much you actually pay to get divorced


Children: Divorce takes a toll on children. This is often a hidden cost. Sometimes, the effects of divorce on children is a stealth expense. You can’t really see it; you don’t know exactly when you lost your kids and may not even trace it back to pain from your divorce. But children suffer a great deal from their parents divorce. They suffer emotionally, economically, socially, educationally, mentally.

DIVORCE HELP: 8 questions answered by a divorce lawyer

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What are the grounds for divorce?In every state in the United States, divorce can be obtained with no grounds. All a party has to say is that the marriage is over and he or she can get a divorce on the basis of “irreconcilable differences.”

Katy Perry's divorce from Russell Brand raises important questions about what "community property" means

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I confess that I don’t really know anything about Katy Perry. I’ve heard her name and I know she sings but beyond that, nada. Don’t follow the girl, couldn’t identify a song as being hers, and probably never will. But I know she’s huge and I see her in the gossip magazines and I know …

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NEW YORK DIVORCE & THE GIFT TAX With some exceptions, any transfer of property is subject to the gift tax, including transfers made pursuant to a settlement agreement in a divorce action. That is the general rule. So generally, your settlement agreement would, or is supposed to be, subject to the gift tax as prescribed by …