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Bill SB 115 Analysis – Parental Rights given to Sperm Donors

Bill SB 115 Analysis – Parental Rights given to Sperm Donors

The current status of this bill is that it has failed deadline and was last located in the Judiciary committee.

Current law Family Code §7613(b) distinguishes between known donors who…

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Added by Rivka Israel, Esq. on September 11, 2013 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Bill SB 115 Analysis – Parental Rights given to Sperm Donors

Bill SB 115 Analysis – Parental Rights given to Sperm Donors

The current status of this bill is that it has failed deadline and was last located in the Judiciary committee.

Current law Family Code §7613(b) distinguishes between known donors who plan to co-parent the child from the start, and sperm donors who…

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Added by Rivka Israel, Esq. on September 11, 2013 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Comeback —

 The United States has added 6.15 million jobs since Dec. 31, 2009, equal to 72% of the 8.57 million jobs that were lostduring the 2007-2009 recession (source: Department of Labor, BTN Research).

Added by Karen Mendez, CDFA tm on September 11, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments

Every Day —

 An estimated 9,200 Americans will turn 65 years oldeach day this year (2013). An estimated 11,400 Americans will turn 65 years old each day by the year 2029 (source: Government Accountability Office, BTN Research).

Added by Karen Mendez, CDFA tm on September 5, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Key Provisions Under the Affordable Care Act for Employers with Fewer Than 25 Employees

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act occurs in stages, with many of the reforms and requirements taking effect in 2013 and 2014.  Some of the provisions that may impact employers with fewer than 25 employees include:

  • Small Business Health Care Tax Credits

The small business Health Care Tax Credit helps small employers afford the cost of health care coverage for their employees and is specifically targeted for those employers with low- and…

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Added by GSDBA on September 5, 2013 at 1:23pm — No Comments

7 Ways You Can Support Your Grandchildren during a Divorce

Too often children feel lost and confused during their parents’ divorce, but grandparents can be a vital constant in their lives and can help them through this tough time.

Here are seven ways you can support your grandchildren during a divorce and can continue to be a positive presence in their lives.

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Added by Julia M. Garwood, CFLS on August 30, 2013 at 12:03pm — No Comments

FAQ re: Tax Filing of RDP and Same-Sex Married Couples

I have had questions posed to me regarding the filing of Federal and State taxes in light of both the DOMA development as well as today's statement by the U.S. Treasury.

Here are some answers:

Same-sex couples who are married will now be legally permitted to file their Federal tax returns as Married Filing Jointly. This applies ONLY to couples who are married. This…

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Added by Rivka Israel, Esq. on August 29, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

FAQ Federal Tax Filing in light of recent developments

I have had questions posed to me regarding the filing of Federal and State taxes in light of both the DOMA development as well as today's statement by the U.S. Treasury.

Here are some answers:

Same-sex couples who are married will now be legally permitted to file their Federal tax returns as Married Filing Jointly. This applies ONLY to couples who are married. This does not…

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Added by Rivka Israel, Esq. on August 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized for Federal Tax Purposes

A Press release from the U.S. Treasury Dept.

8/29/2013

 Ruling Provides Certainty, Benefits and Protections Under Federal Tax Law for Same-Sex Married Couples

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Treasury…

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Added by GSDBA on August 29, 2013 at 12:39pm — 1 Comment

Large Stake in the U.S. —

 China and Japan each own more than $1 trillion of U.S. treasury debt. No other country in the world owns more than $250 billion of U.S. treasury debt (source: Treasury Department, BTN Research).

Added by Karen Mendez, CDFA tm on August 29, 2013 at 8:13am — No Comments

A Year Later —

 The S&P 500 has gained at least 5% in a single trading day 17 times since 1950, most recently on March 23, 2009. In the one year following the 17 occurrences of “5% or more” gains, the S&P 500 gained an average of 20.3% not counting the impact of reinvested dividends (source: BTN Research).

Added by Karen Mendez, CDFA tm on August 28, 2013 at 9:20am — No Comments

Older and Older —

 By the year 2050, 20% of American citizens will beat least age 65. In 1950, only 8% of American citizens were at least age 65 (source: Congressional Budget Office, BTN Research).

Added by Karen Mendez, CDFA tm on August 26, 2013 at 8:02pm — No Comments

I’m Not Waiting Any Longer —

Baby boomers are traditionally defined as the 78 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964. The oldest boomers turned 66 years old in 2012 and were eligible for full social security benefits at that age. Six out of every seven of those oldest boomers (86%) had begun taking their social security retirement benefits by age 66 (source: MetLife Mature Market Institute, BTN Research).

Make…

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Added by Karen Mendez, CDFA tm on August 22, 2013 at 11:49am — No Comments

Longer Life —

 The life expectancy at birth of an average American was 62.9 years in 1940, five years after Social Security was created in 1935. Life expectancy is 78.7 years today (source: Center for Disease Control, BTN Research).

Added by Karen Mendez, CDFA tm on August 21, 2013 at 8:31am — No Comments

Fewer —

 Seventy percent of retirees surveyed in 2007 (i.e., six years ago) were “very” or “somewhat” confident that they would have a“comfortable” retirement. Only 51% of retirees feel that way in 2013 (source: Employee Benefit Research Institute, BTN Research

Added by Karen Mendez, CDFA tm on August 20, 2013 at 8:12am — No Comments

Marriage Green Card Interview

IS SAME SEX MARRIAGE GREEN CARD INTERVIEW DIFFERENT?

After DOMA was struck down, I am often asked whether Immigration Officers conduct the marriage green card interviews differently for same sex married couples.  The answer is no, but there are…

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Added by Danielle Nelisse on August 19, 2013 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Best and the Worst —

 The nation’s unemployment rate was 7.4%as of the end of July 2013. The highest unemployment rate in the U.S. since 1947 was 10.8% in November and December 1982. Thelowest unemployment rate since 1947 was 2.5% in May and June 1953 (source: Department of Labor, BTN Research).

Added by Karen Mendez, CDFA tm on August 19, 2013 at 8:45am — No Comments

Back at GSDBA

I am so excited to be back helping out GSDBA Part-time.  I want to make the 2014 Directory our best yet.  That would bring my grand total up to 6 Directories I have worked on!!!

Added by Rob Rankin on August 16, 2013 at 3:46pm — No Comments

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