Practice Corner: New Law Adds Extra Step to Private Car Sales

On January 1, 2016 a new law came into effect that adds a reporting requirement to the private sale of a car. Under the statute, a private sale is defined as a sale that occurs between two individuals. In other words, the new statute does not apply if one of the parties are a dealership,.

FOS Celebrates Bruce O’Neill

On February 11, 2016, FOS honored shareholder Bruce O’Neill, who is scaling down his practice as he copes with ALS. Bruce has been the rock of the firm. The colorful toasts were a testament to Bruce’s epic legal career, legendary rhetorical skills, and sanguine approach to his present illness. Bill Fox described Bruce’s critical role.

Legal Separation – A Workable Alternative to Divorce

When investigating the divorce process, one confusing area for many clients is the differences in process and effect between the formal status of a “legal separation” and a “divorce.” Understanding the differences between the two can help you weigh your options and decide which process is best for you. The process for a “legal separation”.

Avoid These Common Tax Return Mistakes

Tax filing day is Monday, April 18. Use the extra weekend to check your returns and prevent these common mistakes: Failing to sign and date your returns. You’d be surprised how often this happens. Remember–both spouses must sign when filing jointly. Checking the wrong filing status. Choose the right box: Single, married filing jointly, married.

Employers – How High is your I-9 IQ?

With the 2016 Presidential campaign well underway, the issue of immigration continues to grab headlines. While legal/illegal immigration is a personal issue for many individual voters, it is also an important employment issue. Illegal immigrants, of course, cannot legally work in the U.S. Even some legal immigrants, including the spouses of many legal workers, are.