If you’re a family law attorney practicing in Wisconsin, you might want to consider attending a State Bar of Wisconsin CLE seminar being presented by Gregg Herman and Al Dassow on January 11, 2013. They’re talking about Tax and Tax Fraud Issues in Family Law.
Gregg Herman has been practicing family law since I was a little kid (he’s going to hate me for saying that), and I’m fortunate to run into him in my office building from time to time. He has blogs on family law issues, and I urge you to take a peek at his blog and put it into your RSS reader so you can keep up with it. He has been blogging faithfully for the better part of a year (no small feat!) and I am looking forward to reading more.
Back to the CLE session, which is going to be available live and replayed three times via webcast… I run into plenty of income tax issue in my forensic accounting practice, commonly with spouses refusing to turn over income tax returns, especially for business interests. On the agenda for the CLE session are:
- Can the court order a party to sign a joint income tax return?
- Can a lawyer agree that a client not file a Community Property return even if none of the “opt out” provisions are applicable?
- Can a lawyer file a financial disclosure statement for a client if it is obvious that the client is not reporting all of his or her income?
- What innocent spouse relief is available for a client?
- Can a client plead the 5th amendment?