February 6, 2018 – New tax law affects alimony, could spur divorce surge in 2018

According to the ABA Journal  on February 6, 2018, some experts are predicting a surge in divorces this year as spouses paying alimony seek to take advantage of the deduction before it is eliminated.  Because of the new tax law, spouses paying alimony won’t be able to take a deduction while spouses receiving alimony will no longer have to report it as income, report PoliticoUSA Today and Morningstar. The alimony deduction has been in the tax code since 1942.  The change doesn’t affect people who divorce before 2019.

Will the change affect prenuptial agreements that call for payment of a set amount of alimony if there is a divorce?

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