CLE Seminars

Tax Basics for the Divorce Lawyer

Tuesday, June 20  >  1:00 - 4:00 pm

Step Up to Justice  //  320 N. Commerce Park Loop, #100  //  Tucson, AZ 85745

Topics to be covered

  • How to read a basic return, what to look for, what different schedules mean
  • What is the difference between a tax credit and a tax deduction?
  • How to determine someone’s estimated tax rate
  • What is the Earned Income Credit and when might it come into play?
  • What, if any tax credits/deductions are available for paying for child care and college education
  • What makes something taxable income—spousal maintenance, retirement
  • Tax consequences of drawing from a retirement account early
  • When capital gains concerns may arise, and how to handle them in decrees


  • Megan C. Hill
  • JD Matchett-Robles

Seminar will be free to current volunteers or those willing to sign up to volunteer with Step Up to Justice.  The fee for all others will be $50.00.

This seminar qualifies for 3 hours of CLE credit.

Faculty Bios

Megan C. Hill is a 2002 graduate of Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington and has practiced in Tucson for her entire career.  Prior to practicing family law, Megan was a prosecutor for the Pima County Attorney’s Office and worked as an attorney representing creditors in bankruptcy.   She is an adjunct faculty member at Pima Community College and has taught business law in the MBA program at the University of Phoenix.  Megan brings her knowledge of litigation, criminal law, and bankruptcy law to what is now exclusively a family law practice and frequently handles dissolutions of marriage for clients with complex assets or high net worth.  She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Morris K. Udall Inns of Court and a co-founder of the Tucson MAMA’s group for lawyer moms.  Megan currently practices at Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana, PC.

JD Matchett-Robles works primarily with Trust and Estate planning clients at Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana, PC..  Having spent the past 5 years working with a national public accounting firm in the area of tax, specializing in tax compliance and planning for individuals, trusts, L.L.C.’s, partnerships, C-Corporations and S-Corporations.  JD brings this experience when servicing clients estate planning needs.  JD is currently working on his CPA certification and plans to use his experience to help assist clients with estate, trust and gift tax issues.  As a parent of two young children, JD has an interest in assisting young professionals and growing families plan for their future needs. 

Randi Burnett Downtown

CLE Credit

The State Bar of Arizona allows your pro bono hours with Step Up to Justice to be counted as CLE credit.  For each 5 hours of pro bono service provided through an approved legal services program (up to 25 hours of service per year), you can claim 1 hour of CLE self-study credit (up to a total of 5 hours of CLE credit per year).

Pro Bono Service Verification Form