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Filing your taxes after divorce or during marital separation can turn a regular tax-season headache into a migraine. The first step to take is deciding your filing status. Can you file as Single or Head of Household? When do you need to file Married (Jointly or Separately)? Use this resource to help figure out what status is best for you.

Read more - Taxes after Divorce: Which Filing Status Is Right for Me?


The concept of portability relates to the carryover of the estate tax exemption from the first spouse to die to his or her surviving spouse. This resource examines portability elections, including how to make a portability election, what happens if a spouse remarries and more.

Read more - Estate Planning FAQs: Making a Portability Election


This series of posts in Stein Sperling’s Resource Center explains different sources of payment for medical bills (and the interplay between them); compares how those sources differ in Maryland, Virginia and D.C.; and outlines the priority of payments that exists via statute and, where no priority exists, the priority that is most beneficial for the injured victim. This first post outlines important terms involved in the process of getting medical expenses paid, as well as common sources of first- and third-party auto insurance coverage.

Read more - Paying Medical Bills Post-Accident: Terms to Know


What is a prenuptial agreement? Do you need one? This resource answers several common questions about this legal document. 

Read more - FAQs about Prenuptial Agreements


This resource provides a checklist of items and information clients may want to consider gathering before their first meeting with a divorce attorney. While it is not necessary to have all of this information prior to your first meeting, it can be helpful to an introductory discussion with your lawyer.

Read more - The Divorce Process: Preparing for Your First Meeting with a Divorce Attorney