February 15, 2022
Alimony Talk with Kecia Clarke! ✨

Kecia Clarke was featured on a reality TV show entitled, "Addicted to Marriage" and is a successful family law attorney who helps people navigate their way through complicated life circumstances.......


Alimony Talk with Kecia Clarke! ✨

Kecia Clarke was featured on a reality TV show entitled, "Addicted to Marriage" and is a successful family law attorney who helps people navigate their way through complicated life circumstances. You can learn more about Kecia Clarke at KeciaClarke.com

 

 

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I'm Vanessa, and this is my special guest, Kecia Clarke. She was featured on the reality TV show that you may have seen called Addicted the Marriage. She's also a family law lawyer with a very successful career and a very interesting backstory which ties all together. So I'm excited to have you on. Kecia Clarke, welcome. Thank you so much, Vanessa, for having me. I'm looking forward to the interview. So what are your views on modern day marriage and divorce in America? Because it's evolving for sure, and these laws will keep evolving. You're a family lawyer, so I'm sure when you do your continuing education, you're constantly rest of all these changes. So what do you think about that moving forward? Well, okay, so there's a couple of things. There's no longer. Permanent alimony used to be a time when women and men got married in their twenty s, and women were housewives, legitimately housewives, not working here for the home and the children. And because of this, they had no skills. And the law allowed them, if they were married for 1015 years, to get a lifetime alimony, permanent alimony, because they hadn't done anything. Today, as of 2017, there's no such thing in New Jersey as permanent alimony. You can get alimony up to the amount of years that you were married or reinstated alimony, because if you're in your forty s and you've been married for 20 years, you make it 15 years of alimony. But they expect you to be able to get out there and get a job. And I see that as a good thing. One of the new things is that alimony is now no longer taxable, right? So when I got divorced, I had to pay taxes on my alimony. If you get married if you get divorced today, the alimony is yours. It is not taxable, nor is it deductible for the person paying the alimony. I wish that was the case when I got divorced. But what that does is it reduces the amount of alimony. Because if you're not going to pay taxes on it, then why should you get this amount of alimony? We'll bring it down because there's no taxes. So there's a lot of nuances. 

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Kecia Clarke

"Attorney - Founder and CEO of THE GIRLFRIEND'S DIVORCE CONCIERGE"

Kecia Clarke was featured on a reality TV show entitled, "Addicted to Marriage" and is a successful family law attorney who helps people navigate their way through complicated life circumstances. You can learn more about Kecia Clarke at KeciaClarke.com