The AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce is an annual event that offers unparalleled opportunities to gain comprehensive insights on the financial aspects of divorce in the company of some of the Country’s top Divorce Attorneys and Chartered Public Accountants. As well as offering the advantages of a forum to network and learn from peers, expert speakers have previously presented on topics as diverse as Intellectual Property, healthcare and issues specifically encountered by women and LGBT couples. Jon Fields will be attending this year’s conference in New Orleans, May 2016. Fields and Dennis LLP looks forward to the insights this event will doubtless bring, as we anticipate returning to our practice with new perspectives and deeper professional insights on some of the most pressing and complex issues that our clients face.
As the year comes to an end, you may be accessing your financial plan in preparation for the New Year. While tax planning is something most working adults are generally informed about, there are tax obligations that some may not be fully aware of. If you have young children, it could come as a surprise that they may have US tax obligations of their own. If your child has earned income or even has unearned income in their name, they should be filing a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts or FBAR. Read more.
College is an investment in your child’s future and it is no doubt worth it, but with education costs rising, it can certainly be expensive. Planning for your child’s education should be a priority and many benefit from starting early. Starting a “college fund” in a child’s early years can be a smart investment, as it maximizes the amount of time you have to save, while also maximizing the amount of interest your money has time to earn. Many consider a 529 College Savings Plan a great way to save for college because it sets aside the money and grows tax-free. But if your child has special needs, there may be more to consider. The Academy of Special Needs Planners recently discussed ‘College Savings for Students with Special Needs’ in their most recent newsletter, highlighting the pros and cons involved with various types of college savings options. Read more.