As easy as it might be, I will not comment on Kim Kardashian's sham marriage or her television "reality" show or, now in the news, her filing for divorce just 72 days after extravagantly saying "I do."
But since Kim's split from Kris Humphries has so many folks talking, I did want to take the opportunity to note that taxes should be considered any time there's a marital breakup.
Rather than reinvent the wheel, I'm recommending you check out these previous posts (yes, some inspired by other celebrity breakups) and articles on divorce and taxes:
- Divorce tax tips from Tiger Woods
- Jon and Kate plus 8 divorce tax tips
- When love goes bad: Divorce and taxes
- For better or ... apparently just better
- Dealing with Divorce Dollars + Cents
(Austin Woman magazine article; opens in PDF)
Wow, that's a lot about the tax implications of splitting up.
If you'd like some happier relationship tax news, you can check out:
- 6 tax tips for Kim Kardashian and other newlyweds (yes, I went there 2½ months ago)
- Valentine's Day tax tips and tibits
- Tax to-do's after saying 'I do'
- Wedded tax bliss
- 56 million married tax filers
Here's hoping that you and your significant other always find ways to stay happy together.
But whatever the status of your relationship, remember to take taxes into account.