401(k) Can Meet Divorce Cash Needs

Getting divorced and need cash? Often in divorce, there is a need for cash.  You might need to purchase a new home, move, pay attorney fees, pay college tuition, or any number of things.  Cash is often scarce.  An option for getting cash is from one the largest assets in many marriages, the 401(k) plan.  Did […]

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Attorney Retainers in Divorce

Save money in divorce Understanding how attorney retainers and fees work can save you money in your divorce! Everyone would like to save money in divorce and some things are in your control.  Today I was again reminded about how the average layperson does not understand the concept of an attorney retainer, which in Wilmington […]

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Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce

Why do you need a lifestyle analysis? In North Carolina, when considering the amount, duration, and manner of payment of alimony, the court considers 16 factors, one of which is the standard of living of the spouses established during the marriage.  If you’ve hired an attorney, one of the things he or she will ask […]

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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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