Book – Divorce Taxation

Frumkes & Vertz on Divorce TaxationYear after year, family lawyers and their clients have relied on the leading treatise on family law taxation, Frumkes & Vertz on Divorce Taxation, to answer divorce tax questions and provide trusted advice. Lighting the path for more than 30 years, Divorce Taxation has helped family lawyers to navigate the deep waters of matrimonial taxation. No other authority provides more complete information and legal analysis of the vexing tax issues that affect spouses and families.

Frumkes & Vertz on Divorce Taxation began over 30 years ago, started by Melvyn B. Frumkes, a divorce lawyer from Miami. Melvyn was also a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a national organization of some of the top divorce lawyers in America. Brian C. Vertz was elected as a Fellow of the Academy in 2003. Melvyn Frumkes recognized that tax issues were critical to success for his clients, especially in high-asset cases. He began to collect legal research and put it all in one place so that he could share it with members of the Academy throughout the United States. He expanded and updated the book each year until he passed away in 2014, leaving a lasting legacy of legal insight.

Brian Vertz has carried the work forward since Melvyn Frumkes passed away. Since this book was first published, the landscape has been reshaped by constant changes in tax law and regulation. Divorce Taxation can help family lawyers to seize the opportunities and avoid the pitfalls inherent in tax law as it affects their family law clients.

The chapters include:

  • Property Distribution of Assets and Liabilities
  • Alimony & Separate Maintenance Payments
  • Child-Related Exemptions, Credits and Deductions
  • Business Valuation
  • Deductibility of Legal Fees
  • Taxpayer Filing Status (incl. Head of Household)
  • Innocent Spouse Relief
  • Qualified Retirement Benefits & QDROs
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Same-Sex Tax Issues
  • Interest, Penalties, Tax Crimes & Offshore Accounts

Tax law can be a trap for unwary lawyers and clients when negotiating a settlement or pursuing divorce litigation. No one should go to court, or the bargaining table, without an effective tax strategy. This book contains the legal and financial tools that family lawyers and their clients need to achieve ideal outcomes.

Frumkes & Vertz on Divorce Taxation is comprehensive and easy to use. The book covers every topic that a family lawyer needs to address routine and unique family law tax issues. From alimony recapture to innocent spouse relief to tax-free property transfers, it’s all here in detail, complete with citations to the Internal Revenue Code, U.S. Tax Court decisions, and IRS regulations.

Each year, we publish a new, updated edition with the latest case law developments and practical advice that family lawyers and their clients need.

With Frumkes & Vertz on Divorce Taxation at your fingertips, handling tax issues in family law cases has never been easier. The leading treatise on family law taxation is available in print or digital e-Reader format. Purchase a subscription to get annual updates delivered as soon as they are released (also in print or e-Reader formats). Order yours from James Publishing today. For tax consulting or legal representation in Western Pennsylvania, call Brian C. Vertz (412-471-9000) or use the form on the Contact Us page.