Hunt & Associates P.C.

Apr 15, 2015

The Problem of “Off Leash” Kids

Two children, 10 and 6 years old, were recently taken into custody by police in Montgomery County, Maryland, after an anonymous report that they were seen playing unattended in a park around 5 p.m. on a Sunday an hour before their parents expected them to be home. When the children failed to return home as expected, the parents began looking for them. The authorities didn’t let the parents know where their children were until 8 … Read more

Nov 17, 2014

Child Custody Disputes between Parents and Third Parties

Family law cases involving issues of child custody and/or parenting time are emotionally challenging for all concerned. The typical dispute involves a child’s two parents, each trying to convince the trial judge that she or he is more suited to be the primary custodial parent, or is deserving of more parenting time with the child than the other parent will agree to, or some variant of one or the other. Family law judges in Oregon, … Read more

Sep 4, 2013

Same-Sex Marriages Recognized by the IRS

Same-sex couples legally married in states that recognize same-sex marriages will now be treated as married for federal tax purposes.  In a recent IRS revenue ruling, the IRS now interprets the terms “spouse”, “husband and wife”, “husband”, and “wife” to include same-sex couples married in jurisdictions that legally recognize same-sex marriages.   This is a 180 degree turn from prior interpretations of these terms in prior rulings. In fact the ruling is in direct response … Read more

Mar 30, 2011

Death during a Divorce

In Oregon, a couple is married until the death of one spouse or a judge signs, and the court enters, a formal judgment dissolving the couple’s marriage.  Up until the occurrence of one of these events, the parties are considered married.  Contested divorces generally revolve around who gets what property.  Consequently, when an individual going through a divorce dies during the divorce the question becomes two parts, “what happens to the divorce and who gets … Read more