Seminars, Webinars and Presentations

John Faggio is a frequent speaker at professional associations, law firms, CPA firms, and religious groups. Past presentations include:

  • Creative Financial Divorce Settlements
  • Collaborative Divorce – How to Help and Retain Your Clients
  • Financial Divorce Strategies for Mediators
  • Financial Neutral Reports, When to Hold Them, When to Fold Them.
    (Int'l Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Annual National Conference, Oct. 2008 )


Upcoming Webinar

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Demystifying Pension Plan Valuations

Tuesday, September 13th, 1-2 PM ET

$69 Fee includes access to live event and free download of presentation

This webinar was designed for Family Law attorneys and will focus on the two methods of dividing of Pension Plans in divorce situations.

The presentation will include a sample plan valuation and show how the “bottom line” can differ with changes in assumptions.

Participants will learn:

¨ How to quickly identify when a valuation is necessary

¨ What variables are left to the Valuator’s discretion and their impact on the final value

¨ What documents are required to complete a valuation

¨ How the Bang’s Formula (Coverture Fraction) is used in Pension Valuations

¨ Why the Ruling in Jackson v. Sullie could trigger a financial quagmire for divorce professionals

                                        Eventbrite - Demystifying Pension Plan Valuations

Refund policy

As we will be providing access to the presentation via emailed MP4 file subsequent to the live event, no refunds will be issued.

 

(Past Seminars-Closed)

Tax and Financial Considerations of Maintaining or Disposing of the Marital Home

Thursday, September 17, 2015

4:00 - 6:30 pm

Marriott SpringHill Suites, Columbia

This seminar, designed for attorneys who practice Family Law, will focus on all of the Marital Home financial and tax issues including the alimony/mortgage interest deductions, capital gain exclusions, Use & Possession, and rental v. new home purchase for individuals in the divorce process.

The presentation will also include the latest mortgage requirements to refinance the marital home mortgage on a timely basis.

The class will give you the facts on:

  • Who is entitled to the mortgage interest & taxe deduction
  • How the payment of the mortgage can affect filing status and actually increase taxes
  • Why the out-spouse may not be able to deduct mortgage interest paid on the marital home
  • Why purchasing a new house v. renting may not be a good idea for a divorcing individual

 

 

Reading Tax Returns - What's Taxable, What's "Available," What's Bogus?

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Marriott SpringHill Suites, Columbia

This seminar for attorneys who practice Family Law, will focus on individuals or shareholders who show the financial results of their business on Schedule C of their personal tax returns or on a Subchapter S (S-Corp) tax return.

The presentation will include top level analysis that CPAs use to determine if business owners have hidden or deferred income in business operations.

Attendees will learn how to:

¨ Quickly review a tax return to determine “if there’s smoke”

¨ Determine what tax return schedules are necessary to calculate “income available for support”

¨ Understand the differences between cash flow and taxable income

¨ Decipher fact from fiction in reviewing a business owner’s Long-form Financial Statement

¨ Know when a forensic CPA is needed

Divorce Tax Traps - What they are and how to avoid them

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The negotiations are finished. Each spouse is satisfied with the amount of property that they will receive. Alimony has been determined. You’re done, right?

No! I’ve reviewed a considable number of agreements that have not considered or have mishandled one or more of these issues that can lead to substantial, future tax liabilities:

¨ Alimony that ends at a child’s life event

¨ Filing Status during the divorce process and subsequent

¨ Mortgage interest and tax deductions

¨ Converting the rental into a residence

¨ Tax Credits for the custodial and non-custodial parent

¨ Improper transfers of retirement plans

¨ Tax losses that incorrectly benefit one spouse

This seminar will benefit anyone going through the divorce process, including those waiting for a draft or final copy of their agreement. Family Law attorneys and their Associates will also benefit as we will be covering tax law nuances that affect virtually all divorce cases. 

Bonus Presentation

 Debunking the Myth of the “Innocent Spouse”

Included in the cost of the seminar, Glen Frost*, Attorney and CPA, will give a special presentation on the sometimes misconstrued notion that Innocent Spouse protection is easily attained.

*Mr. Frost focuses his national and international practices on representing clients in collection, examination, and appeals matters pending before the (IRS).

(Past Seminar-Closed)

How to Financially Survive Your Divorce

Tuesday, February 3,2015

6:30-9 pm

Hampton Inn, Columbia South

For individuals who are "stuck in the process" or those just starting out, this seminar will address the financial pitfalls that most people face in the divorce process and how to avoid them.

Designed to save you time, energy, and money during this most difficult time in your life, topics will include process selection, alimony determination, minimizing or eliminating income taxes, how to determine what a "fair settlement should be, business ownership issues, and more.