Bitcoins, Beanie Babies, Subprime Mortgages, and Dutch Tulips

bitcoin beanie babies

Bitcoins are so hot right now!  Never mind that Satoshi Nakamoto doesn’t exist, or that it crashed 35% over the new year, or that it’s not real.  Everyone wants some now!

Remember Beanie Babies in the 90’s? Beanie Babies were the brainchild of Mr. Ty Warner (who’s still pretty rich).  In the early 90’s, he introduced these little toys which were half stuffed with beads via “scarcity strategy”.  It worked!  People were paying up to $5,000 for a toy that originally retailed for $5. 

How to Save Money in Your Divorce: 8 Tips From Your Divorce Attorney

How to Save Money in your divorce.

The uproar regarding the Tax Reform repeal of the deductibility of spousal support proves that money DOES matter when you are divorcing!

So without further ado, let’s get down to how you can save money in your divorce.

  1.  Figure out how to un-couple and restructure your family unit.


Yes, divorce sucks!!  Especially if you’re not the one initiating it. 

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Alimony After 2018

Under Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, alimony (aka spousal support) will no longer be tax deductible to the payor, or taxable to the recipient.  This provision would affect all divorce and separation agreements signed after December 31, 2018.

The new provision is found in page 100 of the bill (I attached the text above).  Specifically,it is a Repeal of the alimony deduction that has been in place for over 75 years ( see sec.

2017 Office Thanksgiving Luncheon

It’s been another wonderful year here at the Law and Mediation Offices of Kelly Chang.

I wanted to thank each and everyone of the associates and assistants who have ever put in time here to help me run a successful practice.  Family law is the most challenging area of law.  I owe it to all of you.  So, thank you thank you – thank you to Tammishia, Chellie, Andrea, Diane, Jennifer, Brett, Sarah, Becca, Nancy, Andrew, Veronica, Shannon,


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In Japan, Broken Bowls are Repaired With Gold

Japan broken bowl

I found this video and wanted to share with those of you going through a divorce.  Divorce is one of the hardest things you have to go through.

If you are having problems reaching an agreement or resolution with your ex, consider some downtime instead of immediately rushing to Court.

In Japan, broken bowls are repaired with gold. The practice of repairing broken bowls with gold is called Kintsugi (金継ぎ, きんつぎ, “golden joinery”), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い,