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Tax Relief for Business Owners During COVID-19 Crisis

Business owners should check out a new option for immediate tax relief. If your business was profitable at one point, but suffered losses in 2018 and 2019, you can amend your business tax returns to offset your taxable profits going back five years. This could produce an immediate refund. Here is the icing on the … Read more

Wedding Bells Still Ringing During COVID-19?

Maybe you’ve been dreaming about your wedding day since you were little. Maybe it’s been a whirlwind romance and you can’t wait another second to tie the knot. Maybe your significant other is about to deploy for the next year and a baby is on the way. Whatever the circumstances, you want to get married. … Read more

Domestic Violence and Parenting

Domestic violence is nothing new. But our knowledge of how severely it affects children has grown dramatically. This has resulted in an explosion of statutes and rules designed to protect children at the center of parenting disputes from suffering further violence. Generally, the court may restrict both the parenting time of the perpetrator and his … Read more

6 Tips & Tricks for Successful Co-Parenting During Quarantine

Co-parenting well is no easy feat in the best of times. Raising tiny humans (and not so tiny teenagers) between two different households takes coordination, diligence, and a whole lot of patience. Quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic has upped the challenge ten-fold. To help you and your child through it, here are 6 Tips and … Read more

School Closures and Parenting Time During COVID-19

Summer Break is a student’s reward for getting through a long school year and a parent’s annual puzzle of “What do we do with the Kids.” In 2020, “summer break” came early when COVID 19 shut down the schools in March. No summer camps. Lots of closed day cares. Many parents working at home or out of work. And … Read more

Running and Valuing the Family Business in a Divorce

Divorcing spouses have special duties of loyalty to each other, which also applies to any assets in which they have a common interest.  Observing these duties are particularly critical if you own a business, but especially a small business. The CARES Act loan adds a new layer of complexity to divorce cases. Here’s what you should discuss … Read more

Child Support and the CARES Act

The attached Child Support and the CARES Act FAQ was developed by the Family Court Improvement Committee – Ad Hoc COVID-19 Response Workgroup, and is posted on the Arizona Superior Court website. Download the PDF CARES Act – The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act signed into law on March 27, 2020, to provide fast and … Read more

Retirement Distribution – Strategies During the COVID Crisis

If you need immediate cash and have a retirement account, help is just around the corner. Congress has greatly enlarged your ability to tap your retirement account without penalty and generous payback terms. For 2020 only, you can take a corona virus-related distribution of 100% of the vested portion of any qualified retirement plan without … Read more

Children, Anxiety and COVID-19

Kayt’s Kids Corner Kayt has been with The McCarthy Law Firm since 2011, her law clerk days, and has been practicing law since December of 2013. Her emphasis is business valuation and other complex financial matters related to family law cases. Kayt has a young son and is always interested in the intersections between parenting, … Read more