Linda Hammerschmid

Dis n’ Dat

Dear Readers: August is that month when we are either just leaving for or just returning from holidays.  Some of you are not necessarily in the mood to be serious; others are already panicking about back to sc...
Linda Hammerschmid

To hide or not to hide assets?

Dear Readers: That is the question divorce attorneys are often asked either by the party looking to escape paying or by the other party hoping to collect payments wanting to know where to look for them. O...
Linda Hammerschmid

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Children are not sofas — Part 2 The time of year is upon us when separated and divorced parents start contemplating summer vacations with their children. Therefore, Part 2 of “Children Are Not Sofas” will conc...
Linda Hammerschmid

Children are not sofas! [Part I]

Dear Readers: When parents are of the belief that they can do whatever they want with their children, I often wonder if they think their children are sofas! No one cares what you do with your sofa, but child...
Linda Hammerschmid

Ask the Hammer

Tax Deductible Legal Fees Every year, I come across a certain number of people who have been through family proceedings and are not aware that they may be entitled to a tax deduction for the legal fees, or a p...
Linda Hammerschmid

Ask the Hammer

Dear Readers: By now most everyone who has a tech device has heard of "texting". One definition of a "texter" is "a person who communicates by text messaging". Don't you just love it when words are define...

Taxation without corruption?

Is that possible? Yes, but not without conviction and commitment from each of us - if we can stop being so complacent. The problem is we have become immune to stories of greed which always seem to end without ...
Linda Hammerschmid

Ask the Hammer

Thinking Outside The Box Dear Readers: Solutions. Some seem elusive, others are self-evident. I am of the belief that if we can put men on the moon, surely we can engineer a divorce or separation properly, or...