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One Man’s Successful Fight With His Ex-Wife in Divorce Court, and How You Can Utilize His Strategy

One Man’s Successful Fight With His Ex-Wife in Divorce Court, and How You Can Utilize His Strategy

I’ve worked with thousands of fathers who have been rung through the court system while trying to settle and negotiate with their stubborn ex-wives. But the ones that trudge through divorce court agreeing with their ex-wives on every aspect of their settlement offers and the ones that think what the judge says is final, are the ones that haven’t truly fought for their right to a fair settlement, a child custody and/or support agreement that puts the kids first, or the division of mutual property that is fair and just. But one man worked his way through the father’s rights system and found that success was not too far out of reach for him–even with a hard-headed stubborn ex-wife that he immediately thought would take him to the cleaners!

This man started out by sending settlement offers by mail to his ex-wife. He outlined the issues that would need to be resolved, and offered honest, fair resolutions to each. Even though she wasn’t responding to his offers, he continually sent settlement letters urging them to mediate and negotiate on the terms outside of court. Instead of sitting back and assuming she wasn’t going to budge, this man decided to file a tort claim lawsuit against his ex-wife, her attorney, and various people that had testified against them. He sued them for defamation of character.

Although this may seem a little harsh, it showed that he was going to be persistent and pro-active throughout the court process, and in turn, made his ex-wife and her attorney realize that he wasn’t going down without a fight.

What happened from this was that he showed everyone that he was going to be pro-active in his fight for his rights with his children, his finances and his personal property. By laying down the law on those around him that were against him and his ideas, he ended up getting his ex-wife to agree to mediation. After about eight sessions of mediation, this father got what he wanted and more–he gained respect from those around him.…

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How to Choose the Right Tax Return Software

How to Choose the Right Tax Return Software

Every taxpayer has different needs in filing their federal tax returns. If you want to use tax return software, there are things that you need to consider when choosing which one right for your tax needs. The software has different features and knowing the differences will help you make an informed decision.

Basic, Deluxe, Premium

Most programs have three different versions. Basic level is for people who do not have or do not need itemized deductions. The basic or standard software will assist you in preparing a simple tax return and will check for any errors on the information. It will also assist you in e-filing your tax return.

If you have a more complex tax needs, the deluxe version will help you prepare your tax return that involves deductions such as charitable contributions, mortgages and other applicable deductions. This version will provide you with more written and video documentations on specific tax issues.

The premiere or premium software are ideal for people who have small businesses and other investments as it provides more documentations and resources to all the tax subjects that you will need. It is very helpful in keeping your returns up to date with all changes in the tax laws.

Web based or desktop tax return software

There are certain advantages and disadvantages in choosing either the web based program or the desktop. However, more and more people are leaning towards getting the web based software as it is easier to maintain. Another helpful feature of web based software is that the server automatically updates when the IRS changes its tax codes. When you log in, the you will automatically receive the updates compared to having desktop programs where there are chances of the updates’ system requirements conflicting with your computer. This is likely to happen if you have an old computer. Web based tax software are also more convenient to use as they can be accessed from any computer so long as you have internet connection and your log in information.

Package

Before you purchase it, you also need to check the inclusions in the package. Most do not include e-filing in the price so you will have to pay separately if you want to e-file your tax return. Also, most software packages do not include preparation and filing of state or federal taxes.…