Affordable Divorce? Yes it’s Possible!

When I tell people what I do, I say I help people have a kinder, less fearful, more affordable and financially guided (or smart) divorce.  Working with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) is a smart solution for having an affordable divorce, and this is why. Where I live, the typical family law attorney retainer […]

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Divorce can be kinder. Here’s how

When I tell people what I do, I say I help people have a kinder, less fearful, more affordable and financially guided (or smart) divorce.  Settling your divorce out of court is kinder, and this is what I mean. You and your spouse are committed to resolving your divorce with mutual respect for the love […]

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QDRO AND DIVORCE

Often in a marriage, particularly a long term marriage, a pension or 401(k) plan is the largest asset and that asset is divided between the plan participant spouse and the other spouse.  To do that, a QDRO must be prepared.  Here are some tips for saving money in divorce and making sure that the QDRO […]

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Why Alimony Exists

Why alimony exists Alimony has been around for a long time.  The original theory of alimony was that women were not able to support themselves and thus needed to be supported following the marriage.  Since the time that women have been able to own property and support themselves, alimony has been evolving and now the award […]

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Planning Divorce? Gather Financial Documents

Why it is so important to gather financial documents when planning divorce Thinking you might be divorcing or already planning divorce?  One of the worst positions you can be in when you are in the divorce process is having no access to the financial documents and being in the dark about your income and investments. What […]

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Social Security Benefits and Divorce

Social Security benefits if you are divorced SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS AND DIVORCE Social Security benefit rules are complex and confusing, and even more so when you get a divorce.  It’s important for planning purposes to know what your cash flow will be after divorce, especially if you are over 50.    Attorneys don’t provide you […]

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