The Importance of a Good Budget in Divorce

Christmas is the season for spending.  You might ignore your budgets that time of year but don’t ignore your budget when you are going through a divorce!!  Your budget is one of your most, if not the most, important documents that will be used in your divorce. Budgets should reflect the changes divorce brings In any divorce, […]

Read More

Going Back to Work After Divorce

Returning to work is an emotional challenge! Are you a stay at home parent looking at divorce?  Most of my mediation cases involve a stay-at-home parent, usually Moms. It takes a while to emotionally come to terms that your lifestyle will change during and after your divorce.  Going back to work is a change that […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More