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Get Credit Where Credit is Due: Transfer of Child Tax Credits Between Parents

Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 90 minutes
Recorded Date: July 16, 2019
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  • The subtleties of the new tax
  • Applying the requirements for child tax credits to be used by the non-custodial parent
  • The value of head of household filing status and dependent care credits
  • The remainder of tax law changes family law attorneys should consider when drafting and mediating settlements
Runtime: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Recorded: July 16, 2019


Under the new tax laws, dependency exemptions are gone. What does this mean for family law attorneys? The Child Tax Credit has been expanded. Head of household filing status means more than in the past. And don't forget about the Dependent Care Credit, either.

This program shares with family lawyers what they must know to represent clients with children and what can be negotiated in settlements moving forward.

This program was recorded on July 16th, 2019.

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R. Miles Mason, Sr.

Founding Attorney
Miles Mason Family Law Group

Miles Mason, Sr. JD, CPA is a husband, father, and divorce lawyer. Married for over 28 years, he and Sharon are the parents of an interior designer in Atlanta, a U. S. Marine, and a budding singer/songwriter. He is also the founder of the Miles Mason Family Law Group, PLC, selected as a 2017-19 Tennessee Super Lawyer by peers, and rated 10.0 out of 10.0 by Avvo. Miles is a nationally recognized speaker on divorce trial practice, forensic accounting, and business valuation. He is the author of four books on divorce, including the Forensic Accounting Deskbook, published by the ABA Family Law Section, and the Tennessee Divorce Client’s Handbook. All four are available on Amazon. Leadership positions have included Chair of the TBA Family Law Section, President of the CBHS Alumni Association, and Fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation.

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Cindy MacAulay

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Cindy has been practicing as a Certified Public Accountant for more than 20 years. She leads the DHG Forensic Valuation and Litigation Services Group in Memphis, Tennessee.

Prior to Memphis, she was in our Charleston SC office for 20 years. She practices in the area of forensic accounting with significant experience in family law consulting and business valuations. Cindy's attention to client service has afforded her opportunities to work with high net worth clients.

She is hired by both plaintiffs and defendants and is frequently appointed as a joint expert. Cindy is trained in collaborative law and serves as Treasurer for the Memphis Bar Association Family Law Section.

Cindy is qualified as an expert in financial matters by the Chancery Court, Circuit Court and Juvenile Court of Shelby County Tennessee, Chancery Court of Tipton County Tennessee, Charleston County, Beaufort County and Berkeley County Family Courts of South Carolina, Court of Common Pleas of Horry County of South Carolina and Lancaster County Family Court of Pennsylvania.

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