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When you want the best service and deepest experience in estate planning, estate and trust administration, family law, premarital agreements, and fiduciary litigation Pasternak & Fidis can help you.


Linda J. Ravdin, Partner

Premarital Agreements
Divorce and Family Law
Separation and Divorce
Child Custody and Support

Linda J. Ravdin

Premarital Agreements, Alimony, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has eliminated the tax treatment of alimony that has been in place for more than 75 years.  Under the old law, alimony is deductible from the income of the payor and includible in the income of the recipient, provided the parties comply with the specific requirements of the Internal […]

Impact of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Divorcing Families

In December 2017, Congress rushed to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:  a 503-page document that drastically alters several of the popular tax credits and deductions around which many divorcing families structure their financial planning.  This first major tax reform in decades affects taxes beginning in 2018 and will have a significant impact on […]

Ravdin and Coventry present Death and Divorce in Prenups to D.C. Bar

Anne Coventry and Linda Ravdin were the faculty for the D.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education program, “Premarital Agreements: Planning for Death and Divorce.” The program included discussion of spousal rights when parties marry without a premarital agreement, the law of validity, conducting the initial consultation with the potential client, conflicts of interest and other ethical […]