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BLISS LAW GROUP NEWSLETTER
 February 2017
The New Year is off to a great start! Where did February go? It was hard to believe that just a few weeks ago the stores had become inundated with floods of pink and red. I love the idea of Valentine’s day, chocolates, cupid, children exchanging little cards with candies, everything inscribed with hearts and words of love, I absolutely adore it; and when you see the huge teddy bears wrapped in red ribbons, my mind inevitably turns to something else...spring is coming and with it there is also something else that arrives… preparing for tax time.

I know that taxes are not at all a romantic or sweet thought; however, it can be a little easier for you and your family with just a couple tips. 

Get it done early

Employers are required to get the required paperwork sent out to you before January 31st, don’t wait till the last minute; beat the rush by getting your relevant documents to your professional of choice and then sit back and relax!

Consult with a Professional

A CPA or a tax attorney will have more insight into the changing rules of tax laws than most people.  If in doubt, reach out to one of them, you’ll be happy that you did!

Of course, tax season can be especially intimidating if you’ve recently filed for separation or divorce. In this month’s blog, we address the most frequently asked questions when filing either after or during a family law matter. Please feel free to forward this to someone that you think may benefit from reading this. If you have any questions for our team, feel free to give us a call. Until next time enjoy the changing of the seasons and the days getting a little longer.
 
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Featured Article
Divorce and Taxes
It’s that time of year again…when you start receiving your tax forms and considering how you are going to file this year; how much you are going to owe Uncle Sam or if you’re lucky, receive a refund.  This can be especially stressful if you have recently filed for legal separation or divorce.  Do I file joint or single?  Who claims the children?  How does our division of assets affect my filing?  If I have to file as joint (how can I make it as easy as possible with my ex?)

There are a multitude of questions and scenarios, here we will answer some of them in an attempt to making your tax season less stressful.   Below we have created a guide to answer some of those questions...
 
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Upcoming Events & Community Happenings
 
Bliss Law Group welcomes our new Director of Client Services Stephanie Moist

Here at the Bliss Law Group we have had a very exciting February! One of our own, Jessica Vangeystel, has decided to pursue and focus on a life-long passion and goal of hers, while also spending more time with her family. We are incredibly happy for her and wish her the best in her future endeavor! However, rest assured, you will still be seeing Jessica around the office while she transitions to making her passion/goal a reality. She will be helping the team with training and assisting Attorney Bliss in a limited role as executive assistant.

On that note, the Bliss Law Group would like to welcome Stephanie Moist as our new Director of Client Services. Stephanie has an extensive background in sales and marketing with an emphasis on client engagement. We are excited to have her join our team and love seeing all the changes and ideas she has already brought to the firm. Welcome to the family Stephanie - we are happy to have you. 
 

Looking for something fun and new to do this month while supporting small businesses...coming up on March 11th, Sumner is hosting a sip and stroll through its downtown area!  How fun will this be? Grab a date, your girlfriends, your significant other or a friend you haven’t connected with in a while and head to Sumner for a evening of adventure. This event is sponsored by the Sumner Downtown Promotion Association in hopes to get people to buy local and support small businesses. Check it out here.
 
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Disclaimer: The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. The materials contained within this newsletter provide general information about the firm, and do not constitute legal advice and are intended for informational purposes only. 






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