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Award's of Attorney's Fees in Divorce and Imputation of Income for Child Support - Recent Case

Discussed below is a recent ruling from the Western District of Missouri, where the Court, among other things, upheld the trial Court’s ruling of imputation of income for child support and the award of attorney’s fees.  For calculat… Read More

8 Reasons to Have an Estate Plan

One very important, and often overlooked, factor to consider as part of your dissolution of marriage is a re-evaluation, (or first evaluation as is often the case) of your estate plan.   If there is no plan in place, the laws that… Read More

CPA's as Forensic Accountants in Divorce

The following article has recently appeared on at least a few of the family law blogs, which I found to be particularly interesting.  Thanks to the Oklahoma Family Law Blog and the Georgia Family Law Blog for sharing this information with us. &n… Read More

Study: Few Have Rainy Day Savings

Considering the fact that financial issues are a significant cause of stress on the family, I thought the following article, recently published at provided some very useful information.  It is republished below: Most Americans hav… Read More

Divorce Debts and Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy treats debts that were incurred in the course of a divorce or legal separation differently than run of the mill third party debts. The most common kinds of debts incurred during divorce are 1) the obligation of one spouse to pay the other… Read More

Attorney's Fees as tax deductions

The Kansas Family Law Blog had a great posting recently about the deductibility of attorney’s fees, which I have set forth below.  For more information on this issue, see the tax archives of this blog It’s that time of year aga… Read More

Selling Your Home When Divorcing

The following are some infomative and useful tips on the sale of a residence in divorce from For many people going through a divorce their biggest asset is their home or in legal speak, the marital residence. Deciding wha… Read More

Case Law Update:Debt to Spouse was not discharged in Bankruptcy

Separation Agreement gave Amway distributorship to Wife for monthly payments to Husband. That payment was considered support because nothing else provided maintenance, the payment was in installments, it was subject to modification based on Amway pro… Read More

When I get married, will my wife gain ownership rights to my house?

QUESTION: My fiancée has asked about putting her name on the deed to my house after we get married. I don’t want to do that in case things don’t work out and we divorce. But I’ve heard that when I marry all of my assets automatical… Read More
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Tax Breaks Every Parent Should Know About

Learn about tax breaks available to most parents. New parents often find themselves overwhelmed by the expenses that come with a baby. From nursery furnishings to “onesies” to countless diapers, your little bundle of joy is going to cost… Read More
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Mark A. Wortman

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Kansas City family law attorney Mark A. Wortman handles only divorce and family law matters, and practices only in the State of Missouri. Due to this specialty, Mark has handled thousands of Missouri divorce and family cases and has practiced extensi… Read More