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Tax Changes for Same-Sex Married Couples

The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced on August 29, 2013, that all legally married same-sex couples will be treated as legally married for all federal tax purposes. This will include filing federal tax returns, as well as for gift and estate tax purposes. The announcement is in response to the […]

After-holiday Safety: Leftovers

In the days following a holiday, there are often many leftovers. It is crucial that leftovers be stored properly and reheated to the right temperature to be safe. Review the website below for tips on how to keep those mashed potatoes safe to eat. http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/safe-food-handling/leftovers-and-food-safety -The Law Offices of Lance D. Youd, experienced family law […]

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Same Sex Marriages in Utah

US Supreme Court on Same Sex Marriages in Utah Today the United States Supreme Court made a decision that puts a hold on the issuance of marriage licenses to same sex couples in Utah. U.S. Federal District Judge Robert Shelby issued a ruling in December that stated that the Utah law banning same sex marriage […]

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Utah Recognize Gay Marriages

US Justice Department to Recognize Utah Gay Marriages The US Justice department announced that it will recognize, for federal law purposes, the marriages of same sex couples in Utah. As noted in a previous blog post, the US Supreme Court halted the issuance of marriage licenses to same sex couples in Utah last week. However, […]

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Finances and Divorce: How to be Prepared for a Divorce Proceeding

An organized financial situation can help streamline divorce proceedings. For property division and calculations of support, it is important for your attorney to know what your current financial situation is. So, if you are contemplating a divorce, now is the time to organize your finances. You should begin gathering bank statements, tax returns, paystubs, and […]

Meet Our New Associate Attorney, Kirsten L. Adams

Attorney Lance D. Youd of Salem, Oregon welcomes to his firm a new associate attorney, Kirsten L. Adams.  Mrs. Adams attended Willamette University College of Law, in Salem, Oregon, and is a member of the Oregon State Bar.  Mrs Adams is excited to join the Law Offices of Lance D. Youd, due to its reputation […]

Fear of Divorce Leads to Lower Marriage Rates

A recent study by University of Central Oklahoma and Cornell University found that a large contributing factor to the decreased marriage rate among couples is the fear of divorce. Of 122 cohabitating couples that were polled, 67% stated that they feared the fallout of a divorce if they were to marry. Particularly for lower-income women, […]

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Finances and Marriage: The Pros and Cons of a Joint Account

When a couple marries, combining finances seems like a logical next step. However, this is not a decision that should be taken lightly. While joint accounts can create further intimacy between a couple, they can also create tension. Merrill Lynch recently conducted a study that included information on marriages and money issues. The study found […]

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