The financial cliff deal of 2013 signed by President Obama contains tax benefits for adoptive families. The adoption tax credit was set to expire at the end of 2012. However, as part of the financial cliff deal of 2013, the adoption tax credit was made permanent starting with 2012 tax filings. For the year 2012,… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Family Law
Criminal and Civil Penalties for False School District Student Residency Claims
Recently, in the District of Columbia and across the United States, there have been sporadic civil lawsuits and criminal prosecutions against people accused of false school district student residency claims in out of boundary school districts. These laws are not just limited to parents but anyone found to be directly aiding the parent in the… Read more »
SAME-SEX COUPLE ADOPTIONS. FOSTER CARE. SYMBIOTIC.
Believe it or not, there are still some states in this country where gay and lesbian couples are banned from adopting children. Luckily, for the children languishing in foster care in Washington, D.C., that isn’t the case. To some, that sounds like a controversial statement. To attorneys like me who represent both children in foster… Read more »