Top Ten Most Expensive States to Divorce

North Carolina didn’t make the top ten most expensive places to divorce, but our neighbor Virginia and our close neighbor Georgia did.  So it’s not just the northeast and California that are expensive.  According to a study released by Nolo, a self-help legal publisher, the typical divorce costs $15,500. And as the most common hourly rate […]

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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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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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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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How to find the right attorney in divorce

How to find the right divorce attorney How do you find the right divorce attorney to help you with your divorce?  Hiring the right person is one of the most important decisions in divorce.  NOT hiring an attorney might be the best solution.  If you’re not fighting for child custody or being taken advantage of, […]

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