Both lawyer and client can be stung in an IRS investigation.

By Robert S. Steinberg, Tax Attorney

A divorce case is often shrouded in a fog of anger and suspicion. Suspicion begets accusation, and truth frequently becomes a victim of mistaken memory or intentional distortion. Groping in the fog becomes dangerous for both spouses and lawyers when accusations involve the parties’ tax filings. Family lawyers must be alert to potential tax crimes and understand that the objectives in the divorce proceeding may clash with protective measures designed to mitigate potential criminal tax violations. [For the complete article click here] ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Published in Family Advocate, Vol. 33, No. 4, (Spring 2011) p. 38-41. © 2011 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.

Robert S. Steinberg is an experienced and respected lawyer-CPA who represents clients in criminal and civil tax disputes and offers tax planning services and business advice based on his 45 years of experience. You can visit his website at www.steinbergtaxlaw.com.