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Case Study: Tax Geaks’ Comprehensive Tax Strategy for “Family First” Law Firm


Client Profile: “Family First” is a well-established family law firm with a focus on divorce, child custody, and estate planning. With a team of 20 attorneys and annual revenues nearing $7 million, the firm has built a reputation for providing compassionate and effective legal services.


Challenges: Family First approached Tax Geaks to address several tax challenges:

  1. Navigating the tax implications of divorce settlements and alimony payments.

  2. Understanding the tax consequences of child support and custody arrangements.

  3. Advising on estate and gift tax planning for clients.

Solutions Implemented by Tax Geaks: Tax Geaks provided a comprehensive tax strategy to address the firm’s challenges:


  1. Divorce Settlement Tax Analysis: We reviewed the firm’s divorce settlement structures to ensure tax efficiency. This included advising on the allocation of assets and the tax implications of alimony under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which eliminated the deduction for alimony payments for divorces finalized after December 31, 2018.

  2. Child Support and Custody Tax Guidance: We guided the tax treatment of child support, which is not taxable to the recipient nor deductible by the payer. We also advised on claiming dependents and potential tax credits related to child custody arrangements.

  3. Estate and Gift Tax Planning: We offered estate planning strategies to minimize estate and gift tax liabilities for clients. This included the use of trusts, lifetime gifting strategies, and other mechanisms to transfer wealth in a tax-advantaged manner.

Results: The strategies implemented by Tax Geaks led to significant benefits for Family First:

  • The firm was able to offer more tax-efficient divorce settlements, enhancing their value proposition to clients.

  • Attorneys at Family First became better equipped to advise clients on the tax aspects of child support and custody, leading to more comprehensive legal services.

  • The firm’s clients benefited from tailored estate and gift tax planning, resulting in optimized wealth transfer strategies and client satisfaction.

Conclusion: Family First’s collaboration with Tax Geaks underscores the importance of integrating tax planning into family law services. Through expert analysis and strategic tax advice, Tax Geaks helped the firm navigate complex tax issues, providing added value to their clients and reinforcing the firm’s commitment to holistic legal support.

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