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Dividing Dependent Child Tax Exemptions

As most taxpayers with children probably know, the IRS allows parents to claim a portion of their income as exempt from taxation for each minor child that they can claim as a dependent. In 2014, the amount of income exempted from taxation was $3,950 for each child. The higher one's tax rate, the more valuable that exemption is to one's tax savings.

Hiring An Attorney? - Get It In Writing!

The Virginia State Bar "strongly recommends" that attorneys always have written fee agreements with their clients, which describe the scope of the legal services to be performed, and the financial arrangements for payment of the attorney's fees. However, this is merely a suggestion, and not an absolute requirement; therefore, attorneys are far too quickly hired by clients through nothing more than a phone call or a handshake. While there is certainly nothing improper or unethical about this practice, the prudent client should always demand that the terms for employment of an attorney be clearly set forth in a written document. Here are a few reasons why this is important: 

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